See Yourself Here

See Yourself Here

Spring 2020

See Yourself Here is a two day seminar at the State Capitol for women who are thinking about running for office sometime in the future.

You will see the legislature in session, observe a committee meeting, and meet with legislative leaders. Nonpartisan staff will explain the day’s agenda and what services they provide to members. You will meet some lobbyists and hear various sides of an issue.

We promise you an interesting couple of days, and you will come away with a better idea of whether or not you want to run for office.

The purpose of this event is to demystify the legislature; to give potential women candidates an opportunity to explore the stage, meet the cast, and observe the action, so that the idea of serving in the legislature is not overly intimidating.

2019 Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

1:30 p.m.  Sign In and Networking

2:00 p.m.  Women in Iowa Politics: Successes and Opportunities

Dr. Kelly Winfrey – Coordinator of Research and Outreach, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University

3:00 p.m.  Legislative Rules

Maureen Taylor – Administrative Services Officer, Iowa Senate

3:30 p.m.  Lobbyist Panel

4:30 p.m.  Seminar Concludes for Day One

5:00 p.m.  Social Time – Renaissance Savery Hotel

6:00 p.m.  Dinner – Renaissance Savery Hotel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

9:00 a.m.  Legislative Services

10:00 a.m.  Media Panel 

11:00 a.m.  Iowa Senate Majority Leadership

11:30 a.m.  Lunch and Free Time to Explore

1:00 p.m.  Iowa House of Representatives Minority Leadership

2:00 p.m.  Law Library Resources

3:00 p.m.  Roundtable with Female Legislators

4:00 p.m.  Seminar Concludes

Comments from Prior Participants

“An inspiring 24 hours! This is a great group of women – very organized and focused.”

“I am impressed by the quality and quantity of people who spoke with us.”

“I feel empowered! Legislators are ‘everyday people’ like us.”

“I realized that once elected, there is support to help keep us on track.”

Sponsored by

50-50 in 2020

in collaboration with the

League of Women Voters of Iowa