Young Women Political Leadership Track at NEWPC

November 16, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Participate in special new track at the upcoming 3rd Biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference: Young Women's Political Leadership Track powered by IGNITE. 

Hosted at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum at Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125.


$25.00 tickets for women under 30. 

Please use “IGNITE” as the “organization sponsoring you”

Keynote Speaker

Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement

Last year, the simple yet courageous #metoo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors is moving, uplifting, and inspiring.

#metoo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors.

A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana works under the banner of The ‘me too’ Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She is senior director at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. Her work at its core is about lifting up marginalized voices, enabling survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma. Follow her movement on Twitter at @metooMVMT and @TaranaBurke.

Morning Young and Running Plenary

It’s never too early to run for office. Hear from young women who broke glass ceilings by running up and down the ballot to champion causes they care deeply about. Speakers announced soon. 


Session 1: Change the World as a Political Leader

Ready to be the change you want to see in your community? Join this interactive session on how to tackle issues that you are most passionate about. Learn the A to Z's of running for political office on your campus and in your community and define your call to action.


Session 2: Legislative Advocacy as a Political Leader

Champion your cause! Learn how to identify what you want to change in your community and work with elected officials and allies to orchestrate policy change.


In 2014, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted the first biannual New England Women’s Policy Conference in Boston. This trailblazing event convened a diverse cross-section of stakeholders to chart a regional policy agenda that builds on past successes and breaks new ground in areas where there has been limited or little progress. Their goal is to develop a policy framework that serves to coordinate the efforts of all those who are actively working to increase the economic security of women and their families. This includes stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

The time is now to inspire and activate the next generation of women leaders. We invite you to join us as a partner in this worthwhile and energizing community event. Contact with any questions.