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Real Women Run Winter Training

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West Sandy
UT 84070

Real Women Run Winter Training

Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Karen Gail Miller Conference Center on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College
9750 South 300 West, Sandy, UT 84070

The full-day training will feature workshops for everyone: current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. Experienced local and state leaders will give insights to getting involved at every level.

If cost is a barrier, please contact us at realwomenrun@ywcautah.org.

General/Student Registration Member Registration Comp Registration

Keynote Speaker: Jehmu Greene

Jehmu Greene is the Founder of Barbara’s Legacy, a new initiative dedicated to amplifying the impact and voices of women of color thought leaders. With a curriculum designed from her 25 years at the forefront of progressive advocacy, Barbara’s Legacy trains, nurtures, and directly supports women of color to best position them to thrive. A Distinguished Fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College, Jehmu is a Fox News Political Analyst where she has unapologetically defended progressive values and policies on the network for the last ten years. Together with Jose Vargas, Alicia Menendez and Jake Brewer, she co-founded Define American, an organization that uses media and culture to elevate the immigration reform conversation and was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in America. In 2017, Jehmu was the only woman of color to run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She ran on a platform of ideas, innovation and uncomfortable truths. While her campaign only garnered half a vote from institutional Democrats, she was widely-known as the preferred candidate of small “d” Democrats. She is also a Founding Board Member of VoteRunLead, a non-partisan organization that has trained more than 35,000 women to run for office. As a national trainer for VoteRunLead, Jehmu travels the country empowering women to run as they are. Jehmu previously served as the U.S. president and global Chief Marketing Officer of WakaWaka, working to bring solar power to people living without access to electricity; president of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership young voter turnout had the highest increase ever recorded; and president of the Women’s Media Center where she designed the Name It, Change It campaign to fight sexism against women candidates and trained progressive women to amplify their voices in the media. From Botswana to Ukraine, Jehmu has traveled the world training young people and women on how to amplify their voices and increase their political power. She was appointed to the U.S. Commission for UNESCO by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. An award-winning media and advocacy strategist, evangelist for social good, guacamole aficionado and proud Texan, Jehmu splits her time between Austin and NYC. Instagram: @jehmu



8:00 Check-In

9:00 Opening Remarks: Anne Burkholder, CEO, YWCA Utah

9:15-10:15 Keynote: TBA

10:30-11:30 Panel: Tales from the Trail

11:30-12:45 Networking Lunch

  1. Managing the Mudslinging: How to Handle Insults and Criticism as a Candidate
  2. Negotiating the Non-Verbals: Understanding Communication Cues
  3. Podium Panic: Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
  4. Relationship Rodeo: How to Maintain your Family and Relationships while on the Campaign Trail
  5. Pollyanna Perceptions: Navigating Utah Culture as a Candidate
  6. Tears for Fears: How to Rule the World and Manage Emotions throughout a Campaign
  7. Lighten Up a Little: The Role of Humor on the Trail
  8. Pitch Perfect: Take Your Elevator Pitch to the Next Level
  9. Political Pandemonium: Staying Civil in the Face of Dirty Politics
  10. Rest & Recovery: How to Recover from Defeat and Move Forward with Public Service


Breakout Sessions 1:00 -1:50 PM, 2:00 -2:50, 3:0 -3:50


4:00 END


Registration $50

YWCA Utah Member Registration: $35

Student Registration $20

Registration includes lunch.

If cost is a barrier, please contact us at realwomenrun@ywcautah.org.

General/Student Registration Member Registration Comp Registration