On Thursday, November 15, The Washington Post will bring together current and newly-elected female lawmakers and prominent political strategists to discuss this year’s historic election cycle for women.

Speakers, including White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, new members of the freshman class on Capitol Hill and leading experts will evaluate the midterm election results for female candidates, discuss differences in party performance and look ahead to how women will help shape the policy agenda of the Trump administration, the 116th Congress and in state capitals around the country.

Despite this year’s electoral successes for women, they will also discuss how to address the ongoing gender disparity in Congress.

Speakers include:

  • Mercedes  Schlapp, Director  of Strategic Communications, The White House
  • Representative-elect  Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
  • Representative-elect  Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.)
  • Representative-elect  Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.)
  • Marjorie  Dannenfelser,  President, Susan B. Anthony List
  • Sayu  Bhojwani,  President, New American Leaders
  • Glynda  C. Carr,  Co-Founder, Higher Heights
  • Kelly  Dittmar, Assistant  Professor of Political Science and Scholar, Center for American Women and  Politics, Rutgers University

Event Details

Thursday, November 15, 2018

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.)

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington D.C. 20071

This event is presented by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation with support from the Center for American Women and Politics.