April 21, 2011 •
Highlighted Site of the Week – Women in Government Relations
This week our Highlighted Site of the Week is Women in Government Relations (WGR). The site was referred to me by Rebecca South, who is a Federal Compliance Associate at State and Federal Communications. Rebecca has been a member of Women in Government Relations for seven years.
The group is doing amazing work that deserves attention. Spend some time on the their website and you’ll see how active they are. The group was founded in 1975 and boasts a membership of over 750 women and men from many places in the profession. According to the site, there are 65 U.S. Representatives and seven U.S. Senators who are WGR Emeritus members.
The organization’s goal: “WGR is committed to the advancement and empowerment of women at all career levels of government relations. By offering leadership opportunities, mentoring, partnerships, networking and educational programming, WGR cultivates our members’ personal and professional growth.”
Women in Government Relations offers programs and workshops, as well as a mentoring program and professional internships. They also have a WGR Toastmasters group where members are given the opportunity to improve their public speaking skills. Their website has a career center where job seekers can meet employers online.
The WGR calendar is full with their Signature Events like the Charity Golf Tournament, the Emeritus Member Tea, the Charity Scavenger Hunt (sending members all over Washington, D.C. looking for clues), the Spring Gala, and much more!
Another great resource for members is the WGR Task Forces and Working Groups: “In addition to annual events, WGR hosts regular briefings, roundtables, and panel discussions as well as brown bag luncheons with policymakers and other government affairs professionals.”
WGR’s website is rich with information, but if you want the latest news, I suggest connecting with them via social media. You can find their Facebook here and you can join their LinkedIn Group here.
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