NCCWPS

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NCCWPSNorth Carolina Center for Women in Public Service (Raleigh, NC)
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The NC Center for Women in Public Service (NCCWPS) is a nonpartisan organization that prepares women for elected and appointed offices statewide.
“At NCCWPS, we are committed to inspiring women leaders to seek elected and appointed office,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS.
“We are looking forward to conducting the 2012 Women In Office Institute for women who want to pursue public office,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS. “The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service believes that in North Carolina today, women have more opportunity than ever before to become influential leaders and make a real change through public service.”
“We were pleased to be able to partner with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit to provide this workshop for local women interested in serving in public office,” said Annette Taylor, executive director of NCCWPS. “The North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service believes that women from all backgrounds have the skills necessary to pursue public service opportunities in municipal, county, and state government.”
For more information about NCCWPS, visit http://www.nccwps.org.
The NCCWPS also encourages interested organizations to engage in partnership and sponsorships with the Women on Board Initiative.
"We are charting a new course in the history of NCCWPS, and expansion across the state is a key goal to reach out to more women, and to fulfill our mission.
"NCCWPS believes that women's equal involvement in the political service arena is essential to an effective, ethical and inclusive political culture, and that programs such as the Institute are needed to encourage and prepare more women to actively seek roles in government."
"Our board of directors is an integral part of the success of The NC Center for Women in Public Service," said Jackie Terry Hughes, NCCWPS board chair.
"North Carolina has a large gender inequity in terms of political office holders," said David McLennan, NCCWPS research director.
"We are happy to open the application process to our 2011 Women in Office Institute," said Jackie Terry Hughes, NCCWPS board chair.
As a steering committee member, Buxton will serve as an event ambassador for the NCCWPS second annual Women On Board event, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.