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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May 1, 2017 •

See us in person!

We’ve got a busy month of May planned. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! May 1   Book Forum – The Soul of the First Amendment, Washington, DC May 2   Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting […]

may calendarWe’ve got a busy month of May planned. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

May 1   Book Forum – The Soul of the First Amendment, Washington, DC

May 2   Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Reception, Columbus, Ohio

May 3   Free Website Tour of State and Federal Communications Online Publications

May 4   Leadership in the 21st Century Program Alumni Event, Washington, DC

May 4   Public Affairs Council Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour, Washington, DC

May 9   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

May 11   Montgomery County Council – African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland

May 12   Advocacy Leaders Network: Advocacy on the Cheap: Changing the World on Any Budget, Washington, DC

May 18   17th Annual Omnikal Business Summit, New York, NY

May 23   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

May 24   2017 Advocacy Leaders Network Spring Happy Hour, Washington, DC

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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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March 3, 2017 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our March calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! March 6-9   PAC National PAC Conference, Miami Beach, Florida March 7   NCSL Foundation Lunch, Washington DC March 7   Women in Government Relations Leadership Program […]

MarchHere is our March calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

March 6-9   PAC National PAC Conference, Miami Beach, Florida

March 7   NCSL Foundation Lunch, Washington DC

March 7   Women in Government Relations Leadership Program Session #3, Washington, DC

March 9   Montgomery County Council – African American Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland

March 12-14   NASPO Exchange – How to Market to State Governments, St. Louis, Missouri

March 14   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

March 23   NCSL Foundation and SGAC Annual Roundtable, Washington, DC

March 23-25   American Copy Editors Society National Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida

March 28   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

March 29-31   SGAC National Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana

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December 6, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC December 7   […]

december-calendarHere is our December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 6   SGAC Holiday Reception, Washington DC

December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC

December 7   WGR Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 8   DDC Advocacy Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 11-14   COGEL Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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November 15, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our November-December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! November 16-18   NABPAC Biennial Post-Election Conference, Breakers Palm Beach, Florida November 19-22   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Dana Point, California December 2   Advocacy Leaders Network […]

november-december-calendarHere is our November-December calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

November 16-18   NABPAC Biennial Post-Election Conference, Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

November 19-22   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Dana Point, California

December 2   Advocacy Leaders Network – Benchmarking, Training, & Next-Level Advocacy, Washington, DC

December 6-9   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 7   Ohio Holiday Reception, Washington, DC

December 7   WGR Holiday Party, Washington, DC

December 11-14   COGEL Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

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July 14, 2016 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our July/August calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello! July 14-17 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Des Moines, IA July 21   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH July 26   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC August 8-11   […]

calendarHere is our July/August calendar. If you are attending any of these events, please say hello!

July 14-17 National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Des Moines, IA

July 21   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

July 26   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

August 8-11   NCSL 2016 Legislative Summit, Chicago, IL

August 18   Akron Roundtable, Akron, OH

September 7-9   Practising Law Institute, Corporate Political Activities Seminar, Washington, DC

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June 28, 2016 •

Rebecca South Receives ‘2016 Distinguished Member Award’ from WGR

Rebecca South, Federal Compliance Associate at State and Federal Communications, has been selected by Women in Government Relations (WGR) as its ‘2016 Distinguished Member of the Year.’ Ms. South attended the recent award ceremony held at the Willard Hotel in […]

Rebecca South receives 2016 Distinguished Member Award from Women in Government RelationsRebecca South, Federal Compliance Associate at State and Federal Communications, has been selected by Women in Government Relations (WGR) as its ‘2016 Distinguished Member of the Year.’

Ms. South attended the recent award ceremony held at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C., along with her family members, and President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, Ms. Elizabeth Z. Bartz. The ceremony was the annual WGR Spring Reception, the organization’s premier event of the year that brings together members of Congress, congressional staffers and the government relations community to honor women leaders who embody the vision of WGR.

In addition to Ms. South, other honorees included Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Ms. Catherine Knowles, Office of Representative John Culberson, 2016 Congressional Staffer. Ms. Bass and Ms. Comstock were recognized as outstanding women in Congress who have shown true leadership by exhibiting resilience in the face of adversity and who have worked to make America stronger.

According to WGR President Ms. Meredith Shue, this event has brought together the women of Washington to celebrate 41 years of advancing and empowering women. “This year we celebrated our legacy of leadership and the wisdom of our nearly 1,200 members,” she said. “Our honorees are paving the way for generations of future female leaders through their important work, proving that the glass ceiling can be broken.”

This reception saw more than 500 attendees from all corners of the government relations profession. As was the intent of the founder many years ago, all proceeds raised at the event will now be used to advance, empower and educate young female professionals who seek leadership roles in the government relations industry. WGR is the sole non-profit organization dedicated to this cause, and its members include women and men at all professional levels representing corporations, trade associations and professional societies, law firms, lobbying firms, non-profit groups and federal, state and local governments.

Ms. Elizabeth Z. Bartz is proud of the work that Rebecca South has done for WGR and its committees, especially in helping to plan out the future of the organization for leadership opportunities, mentoring, partnerships, networking and educational programming. “We believe strongly in the mission of Women in Government Relations and the entire State and Federal Communications organization has been solidly behind Rebecca in receiving this prestigious honor,” she states.

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April 7, 2016 •

We Are Excited to Support Women in Government Relations

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of the Women in Government Relations IMPACT 2016: PACs, Politics, and Grassroots Conference today in Washington, D.C. President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz, Federal Compliance Associate Rebecca South and Federal Compliance […]

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of the Women in Government Relations IMPACT 2016: PACs, Politics, and Grassroots Conference today in Washington, D.C.

President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz, Federal Compliance Associate Rebecca South and Federal Compliance Assistant Gamble Hayden are attending. If you’ll be there, be sure to say hello to our team!

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November 2, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our November/December calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! November 10   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC November 12   AGRP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC November 16-17   Professional Women in Advocacy, […]

November December calendar

Here is our November/December calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

November 10   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

November 12   AGRP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

November 16-17   Professional Women in Advocacy, Washington, DC

November 21-24   SGAC Leaders’ Policy Conference, Washington, DC

November 23   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

December 6-9   COGEL Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

December 8-11   NCSL Capitol Forum, Washington, DC

December 11   Advocacy Leaders Network – Creating a Mobile Advocacy Toolkit,
Washington, DC

December 14   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

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October 6, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our October calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! October 8   African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland October 13   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC October 19   AGRP State […]

October calendarHere is our October calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

October 8   African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting, Silver Spring, Maryland

October 13   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

October 19   AGRP State Lobbying LCP Program, Washington, DC

October 23   National Press Club Lunch with Kevin Costner, Washington, DC

October 27   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

October 28-30   Public Affairs Council Fall Board Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona

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July 2, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

July 3, 2015   Washington Nationals Game, Washington, DC July 7-8, 2015   Wal-Mart Manufacturing Summit, Bentonville, Arkansas July 12-15, 2015    CSG MLC Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota July 13, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC July 23-26, 2015   NGA Summer Meeting, Greenbrier, […]

calendarJuly 3, 2015   Washington Nationals Game, Washington, DC

July 7-8, 2015   Wal-Mart Manufacturing Summit, Bentonville, Arkansas

July 12-15, 2015    CSG MLC Annual Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota

July 13, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

July 23-26, 2015   NGA Summer Meeting, Greenbrier, West Virginia

July 27, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

August 4, 2015   Astellas National Women’s Executive Day, Akron, Ohio

August 3-7, 2015   NCSL Legislative Summit, Seattle, Washington

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May 5, 2015 •

Shout Out for the 2015 WGR Spring Reception!

State and Federal Communications is excited to be a sponsor of the Women in Government Relations (WGR) Spring Reception: Celebrating 40 Years of Advancing and Empowering Women on May 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Willard Hotel in […]

WGR Spring Reception

State and Federal Communications is excited to be a sponsor of the Women in Government Relations (WGR) Spring Reception: Celebrating 40 Years of Advancing and Empowering Women on May 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Connect with our compliance experts Nola Werren, Rebecca South, and Gamble Hayden at this premiere event.

We are always looking for ways to support the work of WGR, such as sponsoring the Friday Forecast and the WGR Empowerment Network.

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May 1, 2015 •

See Us in Person!

Here is our May calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! April 27, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC May 6, 2015   WGR Spring Reception at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC May […]

May June CalendarHere is our May calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello!

April 27, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

May 6, 2015   WGR Spring Reception at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC

May 7, 2015   State Legislative Leaders Foundation’s DC Dialogue: A Conversation about Ethics and Campaigns, Washington, DC

May 7, 2015   John Hockenberry at WKSU, Akron, Ohio

May 11, 2015   WGR Toastmasters, Washington, DC

May 12, 2015   Go Red for Women, Akron, Ohio

May 14-16, 2015   Women in Government – Western Regional Conference, Denver, Colorado

June 4-6, 2015   NCSL Executive Committee Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado

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