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The NC Center for Women in Public Service Presents Upcoming Women on Board Workshops

Workshops Encourage Women to Seek Leadership Positions

Raleigh, NC, May 05, 2012 --( The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) (, a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide, has announced that the center will host two interactive workshops to engage and inspire women leaders. The upcoming Women On Board workshops will include a panel of local appointed officials and will encourage women to seek appointed positions in the municipal, county and statewide government levels. Additionally, each workshop will equip women with the necessary tools and skills to pursue public service opportunities and will explore strategies for securing appointed positions. The workshops will take place on Thursday, May 17 at the YWCA in Asheville, N.C., and Saturday, June 23 at the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks 2 Piedmont in Greensboro, N.C.

For more information about the upcoming Women On Board Workshops, visit

“At NCCWPS, we are committed to inspiring women leaders to seek elected and appointed office,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS. “These workshops offer a wonderful opportunity to help spread awareness of the gender gap in public policy, and the importance of women at the policymaking table. By attending the Women on Board Workshops, participants will leave with knowledge to navigate local boards and commissions, and develop action plans designed to reach their public service goals.”

- Cost to attend a workshop is $30 per person with lunch and workshop materials included.

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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