Young Women Run Houston


9:00 - 9:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks &  Morning Keynote Address

10:10 - 11:00 AM

Breakout Session #1

11:10 - 12:00 AM

Breakout Session #2

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Women in Politics &Keynote Address

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Closing Remarks & Call to Action

Breakout Sessions

LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA You already know how to use social media for fun. Learn to harness the power of your social network to build support and deliver your message in a political campaign. Sponsored by Facebook. Jannelle Watson, Southwest Lead, Facebook

WOMEN, DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL POLITICS Learn how women are creating change, even in the most challenging political environments – and how to apply these principles and experiences to your own path to public service. Nancy Bocskor, Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, Texas Woman's University

FROM ACTIVIST TO CANDIDATE Hear from a young candidate about how she leveraged her activism into a platform for Houston City Council. Learn to channel your passions into action in your community. Abbie Kamin, Candidate for Houston City Council

HEALTHY IS NOT A SIZE You are the best advocate for your health! Learn to prevent disease through improved lifestyle behaviors and awareness of family history. Ashley Dedmon, MPH, CHES, Harris County Public Health, Healthy Living Matters Project Coordinator

A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE PULPIT Women aren’t just underrepresented in politics—they also make up 20% of clergy. Learn about the intersection of religious life and civic engagement. Reverend Lisa Hunt, St. Stephen’s Episcopal and Ericka Graham Project 88 Foundation, Executive Director & Ecclesia Houston, Freelance Teaching Pastor