Make Your New Year’s Resolution A Commitment to Making Change in Your Community

Begin the new year with a commitment to making change in your community.

Join like-minded women for 3 days at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC,
to hear motivational speakers, learn from topic experts and veteran elected officials, join in small group discussions and panels, and enjoy great networking.

March 31 – April 2, 2019

Why You Should Attend

#1 Networking opportunities

This is the place to network with elected and appointed officials, expert speakers, and women from 14 southern states with a like-minded commitment to serving their communities, states, and nation.

Get to talk with current officials and hear about their experiences, get your questions answered by experts in the field, and hear ideas from other women interested in public service.

At our 2018 conference, 30% of our participants were local, state, or federal elected or appointed officials and staff.

#2 Learn from expert speakers on topics specific to women in public service

Women in public service face unique challenges. This conference brings together the experts you want to hear from to learn tools and techniques to run a campaign, serve in office, or support others running for office.

Topics include:

  • How to write a field plan and communications plan
  • Public speaking and press and media relations
  • Personal branding
  • Make sure you’re heard: effective communication and negotiation skills for women
  • Starting your campaign: the first steps
  • Work-life balance for women
  • Educating and engaging voters and the public
  • Fundraising tips and ideas from traditional to grassroots
  • Strategies to address challenges and stereotypes for women leaders
  • Our experiences: local elected officials tell their stories
  • Our experiences: state elected officials tell their stories

#3 Get reinvigorated

The lasting relationships you’ll develop at this conference and the support of other women in public service can reinvigorate you to continue to serve.

Who Should Attend

Any woman in our 14 state area who is interested in public service, wants to support a woman in public service, or is currently in public service should attend. This includes

  • State elected or appointed officials
  • Local elected or appointed officials
  • Women running for office
  • Campaign managers or staff
  • U.S. elected or appointed officials
  • Staff of appointed or elected officials
  • Non-profit staff
  • Women looking to make a difference in their community, state, or nation


Don’t Wait – Save $50 on Registration

Conference registration for the 2019 Southern Women in Public Service Leadership Conference includes access to motivational and inspiration speakers and elected officials; host hotel and meeting space within the same facility (never have to leave the property!); meals from some of the finest, locally sourced restaurants in Asheville; and an opportunity to build relationships and network with women from 14 southern states with a like-minded commitment to serving their communities, states, and nation.

Early Registration  – $199

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Special Lodging Rate

The 2019 Southern Women in Public Service Leadership Conference host location, Omni Grove Park Inn, is offering a special rate to conference attendees until March 8th. Reserve your room now!


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