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Real Women Run Winter Training

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus

Real Women Run Winter Training Speakers

Real Women Run Winter Training

Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 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.


Welcoming Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti was sworn in as Illinois’ 47th Lieutenant Governor on January 12, 2015. She is currently the highest ranking Latina in the history of the state of Illinois. She is a working mother of three, an attorney, an adjunct professor of law and a former Wheaton City Councilwoman. Evelyn is committed to fighting for all Illinois residents. She will apply the same passion to her new role that has propelled her throughout her life, from humble beginnings in Hialeah, Fla. to becoming Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor.


8:00 Check-In

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

9:15-10:15 Keynote: Evelyn Sanguinetti, Former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

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

A diverse panel of women who have faced challenges and resistance on the trail.

Evelyn Sanguinetti, Moderator

Kim Carson, Chair of Summit County Council
Michelle Quist, Former Candidate for Salt Lake County Council
DeLaina Tonks, Vice Chair of Utah State Charter School Board, Former Candidate for State Senate
Bev Uipi, Member of Millcreek City Council

11:30-12:30 Networking Lunch

Breakout Sessions 12:40-1:30, 1:40-2:30, 2:40-3:30

Track 1: Campaign 101 for Current Municipal Candidates  Track 2: Training for Future Candidates  Track 3: Community Leadership 

Local Campaigns: Building for Success

Tasha Lowry, Draper City Council Member

Jeff Stenquist, State Representative



2020 Is Just Around the Corner

Kitty Dunn, Political Consultant




Boards, Commissions, & Community Councils

Mike Mower, Deputy Chief of Staff to Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert

Anna Vukin-Chow, Community Relations Specialist, Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office

Moderator: Sheryl Allen, Former State Representative

1:40 – 2:30 pm

Local Campaigns: Research & Fundraising

Marla Kennedy, Owner, Kennedy Consulting, Inc.


1:40 – 2:30

Building Your Brand & Cultivating Your Audience

Sui Lang Panoke, Founder & Principal, Women Politics Media, LLC

1:40 – 2:30

Issue Advocacy

Marina Lowe, Legislative & Policy Counsel, ACLU Utah

Steve Urquhart, Former State Representative

2:40 – 3:30

Messaging: How to Get Your Voice Heard

Holly Richardson, Columnist, Former State Representative

2:40 – 3:30 pm

Issues 101: Help I Want to Run for Office & I Don’t Have All the Answers

Becky Edwards, Former State Representative

2:40 – 3:30

Grassroots Organizing & Campaigns

Margarita Satini, Chair, Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition

James Singer, Former Utah Congressional Candidate

3:30 END


Registration $35

Student Registration $15

Registration includes lunch.