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Women In Government is where women legislators get their best ideas and share their best ideas. Our resource libraries contain information from recent Women In Government conference presentations, legislator bill share sessions, virtual policy roundtables, webinars and PSA campaigns.

Women legislators lead state policy on access to health care. Find and utilize resources related to mental health, maternal and infant health, rare diseases, health disparities, innovative treatments and other topics.

State lawmakers help build resilient communities. Find and utilize resources related to energy and waste, technology infrastructure and human services (such as supporting childcare and reducing human trafficking).

With diverse work backgrounds, women legislators create and sustain strong economies in their states. Find and utilize resources related to business and commerce, disability employment and workforce development.

Featured Resource
Which states are leading the way with novel approaches to combat diabetes?

The Diabetes & Obesity Handbook gives policymakers a roadmap for effective policies that improve patient access and reduce the economic burden of diabetes, including a diabetes legislative scorecard on each state's progress.

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Upcoming Conferences

Leadership & Innovation Summit Charlotte

The Leadership & Innovation will provide actionable information about the most innovative policy ideas for female state legislators. Conference programming will focus on the topics surrounding Access to Health Care, Resilient Communities and Strong Economies.

Women In Government thrives under the voluntary, bipartisan leadership of currently serving women legislators. With an all-legislator Board of Directors and opportunities for up to four State Directors in each state, we empower female lawmakers nationwide to be the problem-solvers their states need.

Types of Partnership

Business Council and Associate Members are Women In Government’s strongest supporters among private sector partners, trade associations and other organizations seeking to support women legislators enact sound policy.

Women In Government offers thought leadership and visibility opportunities each year at our well-attended National Legislative Conference and Leadership & Innovation Summit.

Nationally-recruited webinars, networking breakfasts and lunches in state capitols and receptions at other conferences offer unique opportunities for supporting Women In Government.

“Attending Women In Government programs are one of the best uses of my time. There are many conferences we are invited to, as legislators, and Women In Government works hard to ensure useful, efficient, and productive programming that is also enjoyable and has plenty of networking. I come away from their programs having ideas I can adopt in my state, and help and support in getting those ideas implemented. They also strive to provide information in a bipartisan nature that are win-win’s for all.”
Idaho State Representative Julie Yamamoto, Women In Government State Director
“Women in Government and the amazing legislators who attend provide important opportunities for me and my colleagues in the biopharmaceutical industry to interact, help inform, provide resources and discuss policy issues with legislators before we may be testifying or in their offices on a particular bill. The agenda allows for additional socialization with external stakeholders in the healthcare and business community, something that’s invaluable when networking and knowing others is a priority. After more than 10 years in working with Women In Government, PhRMA appreciates our collaboration and work with the women legislators and great staff of the organization.”
Sharon Lamberton, MS, RN, Deputy Vice President of State Policy, PhRMA
“State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) is a proud partner with Women In Government in their support of the work of all women legislators. Women In Government provides a forum for civil discourse in a non-partisan environment. Through valuable programming and collaboration with legislative peers and private sector experts, WIG creates an environment where women legislators can learn, share ideas and create effective public policy.”
Beth Loudy, Executive Director, State Government Affairs Council (SGAC)
“I’ve been participating in Women In Government since 2018 and what I love most about the organization is the legislative conferences, whether virtual or in-person. The information that we share and the topics that are covered are helpful to me as a legislator. I also value spending time with my legislative colleagues around the country and hearing what they’re doing in their states. I have also had the privilege of experiencing how the networking opportunities has built strong relationships across the aisle. Women In Government is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and it’s made me become a better legislator.”
Georgia State Representative Kim Schofield