Announcing the 2017 Breakfast Round-tables for women interested in civic leadership

OptimistFrontPhoto4Join us Friday, April 21, from 8 – 10AM at the Optimist Café, , for the second in our series of Cape Women’s Coalition’s breakfasts for women who are interested in becoming involved in local  leadership.

Are you are interested or considering running for local office, supporting women running for local office, or joining a town government board committee or commission? Join us for round-table discussions with women who have experience in local leadership.

You may bring up to two guests. Please RSVP, below, with your name and town, and the name (s) and email addresses (if available) of your guests. (Coffee is on us, all attendees responsible for their own breakfast.)

RSVP for Women’s Breakfast Round-table, Friday April 21, from 8-10 am:

Optimist Cafe: 

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Announcing the 2017 Breakfast Round-tables for women interested in civic leadership

OptimistFrontPhoto4Beginning this Friday, March 17, from 8 – 10AM at the Optimist Café, the Cape Women’s Coalition will hold breakfasts for women who are interested in becoming involved in local  leadership.

Are you are interested or considering running for local office, supporting women running for local office, or joining a town government board committee or commission? Join us for round-table discussions with women who have experience Continue reading

We need more women in local leadership, here’s how to get involved

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It’s time for Cape women to get involved in local government.

As this chart clearly demonstrates, the ratio of women to men serving on local boards, committees, and commissions is out of balance. Women’s perspectives and voices need to be a part of the decision making that determines our quality of life on Cape Cod today and in future.

In 2015 and 2016, women made up slightly more than a quarter of the chief executive and policy making bodies of Cape Cod towns. Twenty-two of 83 (27 percent) town councilors and selectmen were women.

However, in 2016, two towns – Bourne and Orleans — had no women on their select boards. In general, planning boards and zoning boards of appeals had even lower total numbers of women (22 percent and 12 percent, respectively). Bourne and Eastham have no women on their planning boards, but, in Dennis and Brewster, women are majorities on the planning boards. In 2014, the number of women on planning boards and finance committees was slightly higher than in 2015 and 1016. Housing committees continue to have the highest numbers of female members.

Join a board, committee or commission because you want to make a difference!

You may see one with issues that interest you, or you may Continue reading

The Cape Women’s Coalition Needs YOU

REMINDER – Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

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“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you may find yourself on the menu!”
Senator Elizabeth Warren, March 4, 2016

 Join us for our next  Cape Women’s Coalition’s event:

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00 – 8 p.m.
The Solarium on the 2nd floor Lorusso Technology Building
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
(Parking lots 9, 10, recommended – elevator to 2nd FL and handicap parking available)

AGENDA

  • Welcome by Co-Chairs – Liz Rabideau & Maggie French
  • Overview of Cape Women’s Coalition and Opportunities in Local Government – Sue Rohrbach & Elisa Zawadzkas
  • Small group table discussions – What does serving on boards & committees involve? Talk to women who’ve been there.  Share your experiences and get your questions answered.  Learn what a CWC point person does.

Admission is free, light refreshments served.

RSVP appreciated but not required: capewomenscoalition@gmail.com

Donations are welcome.

Download and print invitation/flyer for this event

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards & Committees

cropped-2016-03-04-099.jpg

“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you may find yourself on the menu!”
Senator Elizabeth Warren, March 4, 2016

 Join us for our next  Cape Women’s Coalition’s event:

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00 – 8 p.m.
The Solarium on the 2nd floor Lorusso Technology Building
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
(Parking lots 9, 10, recommended – elevator to 2nd FL and handicap parking available)

AGENDA

  • Welcome by Co-Chairs – Liz Rabideau & Maggie French
  • Overview of Cape Women’s Coalition and Opportunities in Local Government – Sue Rohrbach & Elisa Zawadzkas
  • Small group table discussions – What does serving on boards & committees involve? Talk to women who’ve been there.  Share your experiences and get your questions answered.  Learn what a CWC point person does.

Admission is free, light refreshments served.

RSVP appreciated but not required: capewomenscoalition@gmail.com

Donations are welcome.

Download and print invitation/flyer for this event