NC Center for Women in Public Service Executive Director Speaks at 2012 Women’s History Month Event

Annette Taylor Presents Historical Facts Regarding Women in Advocacy

Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2012 --( Annette Taylor, executive director of the NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) (, a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide, has announced that she will speak at the 2012 Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, located at 5 E. Edenton St. Sponsored by the NC Council for Women as a celebration and networking event in honor of Women’s History Month, the event is free and open to the public. Taylor’s presentation will feature historical reflections regarding women in advocacy.

Other speakers at the event will include Anita Brown-Graham, director, Institute for Emerging Issues, Billie Redmond, Coldwell Banker Commercial Trademark Properties, Dr. Laura Gerald, N.C. State Health Director, Wake County District Court Judge Christine Walczyk, and by Erin Byrd, member of Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble, who will read a poem.

The event is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc./Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter, the American Association of University Women, Democratic Women of Wake County, N.C. Council for Women, N.C. Museum of History, N.C. Women United, The Community Deli, Wake County Republican Women’s Club, Whole Foods and the Women’s Forum of NC.

“The NC Center for Women in Public Service is excited to join the NC Council for Women both to celebrate Women’s History Month and inform women of the level of importance they have in public policy,” said Taylor. “Women are vital to the policy agenda process, and this event will show our legacy in this area in North Carolina.”

- For more details on the event and registration, visit

- Participants can register to vote at the Democracy North Carolina table.

About The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS):
The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide. As a provider of comprehensive political leadership training programs, NCCWPS teaches women how to enter the political pipeline, building their confidence and developing the practical skills to run successful campaigns and serve as powerful and effective leaders. Its Women on Board Workshops prepare women to serve on appointed boards and commissions. Its Women in Office Institute is an intensive seven-day residential program that introduces women to public service work, including appointed and elected office, the rigors of campaigning, the skills needed for successful fundraising, and the effect that campaigning or service in office may have on families and professional lives. Through building the involvement of women at all levels of governance in North Carolina, the NCCWPS helps women channel their passion, find their voice, expand their support network and ultimately get elected or appointed to a position where they can be an influential leader and make a real change through public service. For more information, call (919) 832-9996 or visit

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