Women Legislators' Lobby

2016 Las Vegas Communications Training for Women Leaders

Participants at the WiLL/WAND Training in Las Vegas, NV.

Participants at the WiLL/WAND Training in Las Vegas, NV.

On February 26-28, we welcomed women leaders from 11 states to Las Vegas, NV for intensive communications training. Trainers from Center for American Progress guided participants on messaging and storytelling, social media and digital technology, appropriate strategies for op-eds and letters-to-the-editor, public speaking and interview tips, federal and state initiatives to improve women’s economic security, and connecting the dots between state and federal budgets.  Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones Blackhurst gave a keynote address during the welcome reception highlighting the importance of women’s leadership and the need to continuing working for women’s political and economic equality. Activists from Battle Born Progress offered guidance and tips for engaging with ethnic and nontraditional media. Colleen McCarty, a former Las Vegas journalist with more than 20 years of experience, taught participants how to engage with the media and build relationships with journalists.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the participants and speakers at the event, as well as recognize our event sponsors AT&T Nevada, Employers Insurance Group, JK Belz & Associates, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Paving Corporation, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Retail Association of Nevada, Teamsters Local 986, and Valley Health System. Thank you to everyone who made the weekend a success!

Resources for Participants:
WiLL/WAND Communications Training Agenda
"About WAND and WiLL" PowerPoint Presentation
WiLL WAND Communications Training Speaker Guide
Overview of Budget Priorities and Pentagon Spending

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