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Summer Leadership Institute to Host a Diverse Group of Young Women

May 04, 2010

Carolyn Hammer
Communications Specialist
(603) 222-4115

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) at Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that an impressive and diverse group of young women will attend this year's NEW Leadership New England summer program, which is designed to train young women for positions of leadership.

Students from a wide-range of backgrounds, colleges/universities and majors will attend the program this year. One participant is from Kabul, Afghanistan and currently attends Middlebury College, while another is originally from the Dominican Republic and studies nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In addition, this year's participants include six promising young leaders from Saint Anselm College and several who live in New Hampshire. The program accepts undergraduate female students who live or attend colleges/universities in New England.

"I am particularly enthusiastic about this year's unique and talented group of young women," said Program Director Elizabeth Ossoff, Ph.D. "The more perspectives we can bring to the table, the better."

The program, which will run from June 13-18, includes workshops on such skills as public speaking and networking, as well as presentations from politically active women throughout New England. The program also includes faculty-in-residence—women public leaders who serve as mentors for students throughout their stay and beyond.

NEW Leadership New England is part of a national partnership of colleges and universities committed to expanding the participation of women in public life. It is modeled after a program originally created by the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

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