U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis with AFSCME Women's Conference attendees.
AFSCME women make up close to 60% of the union’s membership. The AFSCME Women’s Leadership program is housed in the Education and Leadership Training Department and aims to prepare and develop women leaders for state battleground fights across the country. The Department offers programs designed specifically to increase the knowledge and skills of women activists and leaders. Signature programs include public speaking to help participants hone their presentation skills and style; online learning with topics of particular interest to women; and online networking, to keep women connected by sharing information with other AFSCME women.
2015 Women's Leadership Academy
AFSCME is pleased to launch the 3rd cohort of the AFSCME Women's Leadership Academy (WLA) to be held June - December 2015. We believe this is an important and significant step that we must take to prepare AFSCME women for future leadership roles in our union.
The Academy is designed for women officers or activists at the local union level. The six-month Academy includes a five-day opening session, completion of a local union project or campaign, monthly check-in sessions, webinars and a 3 day closing session.
The application period for the 2015 Academy closed on March 20th.
Eleanor’s Voice in Leadership and Labor History
Explore the life of Eleanor Roosevelt through an exciting and interactive webinar. This course is in partnership with AFSCME Education Department, Author Brigid O’Farrell, and funded by the Berger-Marks Foundation.
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- Labor Project for Working Families
- The Institute For Women's Policy Research
- National Women's Law Center
- National Council of Women's Organizations
- National Research Center for Women and Families
- Coalition Of Labor Union Women
- Wider Opportunitites For Women
- AFL-CIO Working Women
- National Committee on Pay Equity