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Women in Leadership: The Impact of Women on the U.S. Congress
  • Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:15 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

When the 116th Congress convened in 2019, a record number of women — 102 in the House of Representatives and 25 in the Senate — held seats.  How has this historic increase changed the ethos of the institution? How do newly elected women interact with experienced members? How will the future of the Congress change as more women are elected?  A distinguished panel, including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) will discuss these topics and others. The discussion will be moderated by Brooke Baldwin from CNN.

Now in its 12th year, the National Archives Foundation’s “Women in Leadership” public programming spotlights the impact of women in prominent leadership roles. Past programs have highlighted the impact of women in Foreign Service, political campaigns, and civil rights movements. This year’s program is presented in part by:

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program – please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. Your seat may become available to any waitlisted guests at that time. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

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