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      October 20, 2019

      Sunday   6:00 PM

      775 12th St NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20593

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      Sponsorship Opportunities: 2019 PWIA Conference and Excellence in Advocacy Awards

      When women have a seat at the public policy table, everyone benefits.   Dear Prospective Sponsor, What does the future of advocacy look like to you? The theme for the 2019 conference is Breakthrough Advocacyand will focus on innovations in our field and how factors like growing diversity among elected officials and practitioners is changing the way we represent our causes and organizations. By sponsoring the 2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference you are contributing to the professional development of women who impact the public policy debate but there are plenty business reasons for supporting the event. - Business development: raise awareness for your product or firm among 300 highly qualified participants, many of whom are new prospects from outside the beltway;   - Thought leadership: speaking roles on panels position you as an expert in your field;   - Networking: meet attendees and develop relationships with prospective clients and customers;   - Programming: participants from your organization will also benefit from the sessions. The 2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference is the only conference of its kind for women advocates, and has grown bigger and more exciting every year. We are confident this conference has hit on the perfect formula of high level and relevant speakers, a dynamic agenda, a nurturing learning environment for participants, and first class networking opportunities. This will be the most talked about event in our industry and we want YOU to be our partner.  So please call me today at 202-744-6077 for more information. We hope to see you in October! Best Regards, LeeAnn M. PetersenCEO For more information on sponsorships feel free contact LeeAnn Petersen at or 202-744-6077 with questions.   2019 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference – Breakthrough Advocacy October 21-22, 2019 Marriott Metro Center – Washington, DC   Schedule of Events(subject to change)    Sunday, October 20   6:00 – 8:00 pm                   Out of town guest reception at Fire and Sage (hotel)     Monday, October 21   8:00 – 9:00 am                   Registration and Breakfast    9:00 – 9:15 am                   Welcome Remarks: Breakthrough Advocacy – the factors                                                      changing our industry. Speaker: LeeAnn Petersen, CEO,                                                      Professional Women in Advocacy Conference     9:15 – 10:05 am                 Opening General Session TBD     10:15 – 11:45 pm               WORKSHOP BREAKOUTS – 90 MINUTES                                             Advocacy & Outreach – Drafting Content – Blogs, Press                      Releases,  Op Eds, LTE’s. – These days content is king. Learn              how to write compelling content for communications, public                    affairs and thought leadership. Speaker: Jean Card, Jean Card            Ink, Maggie Sherouse, The Herald Group; Sharon McBride,              eBay   Federal, State & Local Government Relations – Congressional Procedure with Judy Schneider – Get unique insights on how legislation is made from the expert who trains Members of Congress and staff how Congress works. Speaker: Judy Schneider, Congressional Desk Book   Professional Development – Get to the Point! This interactive workshop helps advocates identify, hone, and effectively champion their most important points. Speaker: Joel Schwartzberg, ASPCA    Coaching - One-on-one individual leadership coaching sessions. Please contact to reserve.   11:45 – 12:00 pm               Networking Break - Stop by our sponsor booths    12:00 – 1:30 pm                 WGR Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speech – The Voice of Leadership: Inspiring, Influencing & Achieving Results with Emotional Intelligence Speaker: Sylvia Baffour, Founder, Sylvia Speaks; Introductions by Emily Bardach, WGR   1:30 – 2:25 pm                   INFO BAR BREAKOUTS – 55 MINUTES   Advocacy & Outreach – Women Driving Advocacy - If you work in advocacy, you know that women drive nearly every grassroots mobilization effort. What does that mean for causes headed into 2020? Speaker: Amanda Darman-Allen, Blue State Digital; Reshma Mehta, AARP; Liz Pomper, National Audubon Society; Sierra Jackson, Every Action    Federal, State & Local Government Relations – Civics 101 - More and more of the general public is engaged in advocacy. Learn how to communicate the advocacy process and celebrate your incremental wins with stakeholders. Speaker: Jacki Ball, National PTA; Amanda Karhuse, National Association of Secondary School Principals   Professional Development – Fly-in Queens – Fly-ins are often seen as an administrative function. How can you use your fly-in to showcase your skills and make the case for advancement to a more substantive role in your job?Speakers: Amaia Stecker, Pilar & Company; Mary Kate Cunningham, ASAE; Kristen Prather, CUNA; Kendra Ricks, NCGA   Coaching - One-on-one individual leadership coaching sessions. Please contact to reserve.   2:30 – 3:25 pm                   INFO BAR BREAKOUTS – 55 MINUTES    Advocacy & Outreach – Human Factor - Tech makes advocacy convenient, but we can't overlook The Human Factor. Learn to harness the power of authentic interactions without human presence.Speaker: Lindsay Donnelly, The Lukens Company; Tiffany Todd, USPS; Dana Cichon, RumbleUp   Federal, State & Local Government Relations – Measuring ROI of Your     Government Affairs Efforts – Multiple factors impact your work and it is not always easy to quantify success and justify your existence. Learn best practices from peers how to measure inputs and outputs to better gauge the return on investment for your department, campaign or organization. Moderator: Paige Edwards, Quorum; Stef Webb, Anheuser- Busch   Professional Development – Advocating for your brand - So you're a successful advocate, but do you use those same skills to advocate for yourself in the workplace? Moderator: Christina Perez, Outdoor Industry Association; Speakers: Adrienne Marks, Visa;  Courtney Hogan, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council; Aimee Adams, Dunn Associates    Coaching - One-on-one individual leadership coaching sessions. Please contact to reserve.     3:30 – 3:45 pm                   Networking Break - Stop by our sponsor booths     3:45 – 4:45 pm                   Closing general session – The Generational Shift in Advocacy - Hear from young advocates how they are changing advocacy due to a greater number of young people engaging in the civic arena. Moderator: Ximena Hartsock, Phone2Action; Speakers: Rochelle Colburn, College to Congress; Emily Gibbs, HeadCount   5:00 – 7:00 pm                   Excellence in Advocacy Awards & Reception   Everyday advocates are nominated in six categories. The field is narrowed down to three finalists in each category and one awardee is announced at the reception. For details visit   Speaker:  Anna Palmer, Politico   Sponsors: Squire Patton Boggs, National Retail Federation, Ketchum   6:00 – 9:00 pm                   Optional Dinner Dine Arounds   Go Dutch with your colleagues for these casual dinners at local eateries. One group will go at 6pm after the conference ends and the other will go at 7pm after the EIA awards.   Tuesday, October 22    8:30 – 9:00 am                   Registration and Breakfast     9:00 – 10:00 am                 Opening General Session – Defining Your Cool                                             Defining your cool is meeting yourself. Being yourself. Encouraging yourself. It is a journey into your heart and soul to discover the qualities that truly make you, you.Speaker: Joanna Lohman, Ex-Professional Soccer Player and National Team Member   10:05 – 10:55 am               INFO BAR BREAKOUTS – 50 MINUTES   Advocacy & Outreach – GDPR, Data Privacy and Stakeholder Recruitment – It is a MYTH that granular consent will have a negative impact on engagement with supporters. Learn how data privacy can help you increase engagement. Speaker: Sorcha Rochford, Nation Builder    Federal, State & Local Government Relations -#MostDiverseCongressEver Join leaders from professional societies of diverse lobbyists to find out how their approach to lobbying has changed or will change as more women and lawmakers of diverse backgrounds are elected. Moderator: Alex Gangitano, The Hill; Speakers: Cherie Wilson, WGRG; Liz Lopez, HLA; Lauren Wilson, Q Street; Kate Shenk, WGR; Jocelyn Hong, H Street   Professional Development – Trust and Thrive – Trust takes a life-time to build but easily destroyed in a blink of an eye. Be influential by building trusting relationships. Speaker: Jodi Mitchell, Upsurge Advisors   11:00 – 11:15 am               Networking Break - Stop by our sponsor booths   11:15 – 11:45 pm               CHANGE AGENT BREAKOUTS – 30 MINUTES   Advocacy & Outreach – Using Data to Drive Results in Public Affairs – Learn how to use meaningful and statistically significant data to design and show impact of public affairs campaigns. Speaker: KayAnn Schoeneman, Managing Director, Ketchum   Federal, State & Local Government Relations – Mapping the stakeholders behind 2020 presidential candidates - Examine the people and organizations surrounding 2020 contenders to understand the operatives, policy advisors, and political power centers driving campaigns. Anticipate future policies aligned with your cause and craft targeted engagement strategies based on a candidate's networks. Speaker: Rachel Topazian, Senior Director of Research, Network Science Initiative, National Journal     Professional Development – Tough Conversations - It can be hard to have tough conversations with stakeholders and advocates because not everyone sees an issue the same way all the time. Learn the right way (and the wrong way) to approach sensitive subject matter by arming yourself with data and a constant loop of feedback from coalition members.  Speaker: Julie Eller, Arthritis Foundation      11:45 – 12:00 pm               Networking Break - Stop by our sponsor booths   12:00 - 1:30 pm                  Luncheon Keynote – Speak with Impact - Command the Room                                             and Influence Others – Your voice matters, especially as a                                                     leader. Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to                                               have a positive impact--at work or in your community. You can                                               inspire and persuade your audience--or you can distract and put                                             them to sleep. Speaker: Allison Shapira, Author, Speaker,                                                   Coach     1:30 – 2:30 pm                   Closing General SessionBeen there Done That, Words of Wisdom from Women of Distinction - BTDT is everyone’s favorite session because it brings together senior level women to speak candidly about their experiences in the workplace and in life. Moderator: Elizabeth Bartz, CEO, State and Federal Communications Speakers: Linda Moore, CEO, TechNet     2:30 – 4:00 pm                   Optional networking mixer and farewell reception (hotel bar)  

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