Inweekly 2.18.15

Preparing for Politics
Another Inweekly Rising Star, Dr. Jenna Emery, assistant professor of government at the University of West Florida, will facilitate at an interactive leadership workshop for women, “From Booster Club to County Commission: How Successful Candidates Prepare for Politics,” sponsored by the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida.

The event will take place on 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 40 South Alcaniz Street.

“While the primary focus of the workshop is politics, it’s not just about running for office,” Dr. Emery said. “What we hope the women who attend will take away from this workshop is that making connections and building relationships will also aid them in strengthening a non-profit organization they work with or in promoting a cause.”

The free workshop is open to all women in the region. Advance registration is required as space is limited to 30 participants. To register, go to and click on “Workshops.” For more information, email the Institute at

Myra Van Hoose