September 23, 2019 •

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

Gamble Hayden, State and Federal Communications Federal Compliance Coordinator

A few weeks ago, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 2019 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The ALC is the CBCF’s leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans […]

A few weeks ago, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 2019 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The ALC is the CBCF’s leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans in the United States and globally.

I attended a number of very informative and impactful sessions, beginning with the Black Women’s Roundtable focusing on the power of the black woman’s vote.

I wrapped up the ALC by attending the “Not for Sistah’s Only” session. The session focused on the importance of getting EVERYONE out to the polls in November 2020!

As a multiple time attendee of the CBCF’s ALC, I always feel renewed and empowered. This year’s Conference was no exception!

For more information on the work of the CBCF, check out their website at www.cbcfinc.org

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May 1, 2019 •

Women in Government Relations Hill Day 2019

SFC Federal Compliance Coordinator Gamble Hayden, fourth from the left in the bottom row

Women in Government Relations (WGR) held its 2019 Hill Day on Wednesday, May 1st. I was among those “Storming The Hill” as a member of WGR’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As a first-timer for Hill Day, I visited […]

Women in Government Relations (WGR) held its 2019 Hill Day on Wednesday, May 1st.

I was among those “Storming The Hill” as a member of WGR’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

As a first-timer for Hill Day, I visited Senate offices along with members of WGR’s Health and Social Policies Task Force Team A.

We had the opportunity to speak to Senate staff about the mission and vision of WGR, and share ways that Members of Congress and their staff can support the organization.

WGR’s Health and Social Policies Task Force Team A met with staff from the offices of Senators Susan Collins (ME), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Kamala Harris (CA), Maggie Hassan (NH), and Debbie Stabenow (MI).

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April 12, 2017 •

Women in Government Relations Leadership Program

Women in Government Relations (WGR) recently completed its Leadership in the 21st Century program, Cohort 7, with leadership coach Paulette Pidcock. The program was billed as “an experiential, transformational leadership development program designed to expand leadership capabilities and to create and […]

Gamble WGR

Women in Government Relations (WGR) recently completed its Leadership in the 21st Century program, Cohort 7, with leadership coach Paulette Pidcock. The program was billed as “an experiential, transformational leadership development program designed to expand leadership capabilities and to create and nurture personal and business relationships.”

Participating in this program was a great opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone and really take some time to think about how I view myself, and how others view me as well; particularly as it relates to a business environment.

It really taught me a great deal about myself, my leadership capabilities, and overall just what makes me “tick” in my personal and professional life. I would definitely recommend the program, especially for women who have been working for awhile, but might be wondering “am I truly living up to my full potential?”

Thank you so much to Elizabeth Bartz for encouraging me and allowing me to take this class! I would highly recommend this class because it makes you do some deep digging and sometimes there are some uncomfortable conversations, but in the end you come out on the other side with a greater perspective on everything!

 

Gamble Hayden (center) pictured with her fellow WGR leadership program classmates

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September 20, 2016 •

Voter Suppression, Criminal Justice Reform, and Economic Opportunity Highlighted at Leading Policy Conference

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this year’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF).  The theme of this year’s conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, was “Defining […]

Gamble at CBCF

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this year’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF).  The theme of this year’s conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, was “Defining the Moment, Building the Movement.”

Once again, the CBCF provided an opportunity for attendees to gain important, relevant, and timely information on a variety of topics, particularly the upcoming 2016 presidential election! In addition, this year’s conference provided a great opportunity for networking and saying hello to some old friends, while making some new ones along the way.

For more information on the Annual Legislative Conference and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, please go to www.cbcfinc.org.

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October 13, 2015 •

Minnesota Senate President Sandy Pappas at WASRG Event

On Thursday, October 8th, The Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG), in conjunction with Women in Government, hosted a luncheon featuring Minnesota Senate President Sandy Pappas as the keynote speaker.  The luncheon was held at Carmine’s Restaurant, and is the […]

Sandy_Pappas,_September_2011On Thursday, October 8th, The Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG), in conjunction with Women in Government, hosted a luncheon featuring Minnesota Senate President Sandy Pappas as the keynote speaker.  The luncheon was held at Carmine’s Restaurant, and is the second event as part of WASRG’s Fall State Legislator Luncheon Series .

Speaking to an audience of approximately 40 state and federal government affairs professionals, President Pappas discussed key issues involving women in the workforce, such as pay equity, family and medical leave, and the importance of having women seek careers in public office.  WASRG’s Fall State Legislator Luncheon Series will continue through December.

You’ll find more information on this and other WASRG events here.

Photo of Minnesota Senate President Sandy Pappas courtesy of Bobamnertiopsis on Wikimedia Commons.

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September 22, 2015 •

Attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s ALC

Last week, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), which was held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. During the four-day conference, I attended a variety of sessions focusing on the issue […]

Gamble 1 editedLast week, I attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), which was held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. During the four-day conference, I attended a variety of sessions focusing on the issue of Health Disparities, Women’s’ Representation in the Media, Voting in the 2016 Election, and Racial Injustice — just to name a few. I found the sessions very engaging and informative. The speakers were knowledgeable and thought-provoking, and they definitely inspired me to roll up my sleeves and “stop talking and start doing!”

In addition to attending the educational sessions, the ALC is a great opportunity for networking and the exchange of ideas. I ran into some old friends, and made some new ones as well! I am looking forward to attending next year’s ALC – won’t you join me?

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July 23, 2015 •

A Great Day at the Digital Media and Advocacy Summit

Yesterday was my first time to attend a Public Affairs Council (PAC) conference. The Digital Media and Advocacy Summit was great! I really enjoyed the sessions – they were timely and relevant, and I loved the variety of speakers. I […]

Gamble HaydenYesterday was my first time to attend a Public Affairs Council (PAC) conference. The Digital Media and Advocacy Summit was great!

I really enjoyed the sessions – they were timely and relevant, and I loved the variety of speakers. I also think it speaks volumes about the quality of the conferences organized by PAC, when you get to the last session of the day and the majority of attendees are still awake and present!

Take a look at the summit’s amazing agenda. I will definitely plan to attend future PAC Conferences.

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