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Evan Sargent tells us why she joined the Women's Policy Institute

Evan tells us why she applied to the Women's Policy Institute. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

Ebra tells us why she joined WPI

Ebra tells us why she applied to the Women's Policy Institute. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

Tamara Burman tells us why she joined WPI

Tamara tells us why she applied for the Women's Policy Institute and what she's taking with her after the year-long journey. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

2021 Women's Policy Institute Graduation

Watch the powerful and heartwarming graduation of the Women’s Policy Institute class of 2021 featuring speeches from Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island Sabina Matos, Secretary of State of Rhode Island Nellie Gorbea, and Governor of Rhode Island Daniel McKee. Also featuring music from Brooke Annibale. So many congratulations to D’Nysha Cook, Ebra Elsharoub, Emma Gauthier, Evan Sargent, Jenna Giguere, Jo-Ann Schofield, Kassie Hawkins, Kelsey Edwards, Kisa Takesue, Lori Viner, Olubunmi Olatunji, Susan Killenberg, Tamara Burman, Tifany Sanders, and Trinice Holden!

WPI Information Session 2021/2022

Applications are open until June 11, 2021. Please apply here: https://wfri.org/leadership The Women's Policy Institute (WPI) is a professional development and mentoring program designed to develop policy, advocacy, and strategic communications skills among women who are interested in influencing the policymaking process. Every year from September through June, WPI trains women across the state of Rhode Island on how to draft legislation and advocate for policies that will help make our state an equitable place to live. The members of these cohorts come from all walks of life with many different experience levels in policy work. Alumni include professors, retirees, recent college graduates, urban planners, talk show hosts, public sector employees, city councilwomen, nonprofit leaders, school administrators, small business owners, and even a state senator. Most recently, WPI fellows successfully advocated for paid family leave and pregnancy accommodations in the workplace, codified Roe vs. Wade through the Reproductive Privacy Act, and repealed the tampon tax, policies which have now been signed into law on a state-wide level. That's real change! WPI cultivates skills for shaping policy-making at the state level with the goal of increasing the number of women leaders in the state who are actively involved in influencing and applying policies for an equitable Rhode Island. One of those women could be you! Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 program year. A limited number of stipends will be available for participants in need to cover unpaid work or to access childcare on session days. We believe this will make access to WPI more inclusive moving forward.

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