Maine NEWL Experiences

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Abby Bennett — NEW Leadership Highlights Diversity of Experiences and Backgrounds within the State of Maine

Abby Bennett a third year financial economics major at the University of Maine discusses her experiences in the 2016 NEW Leadership program. Through networking receptions, tours of the State House and presentations by women in power Bennett and her peers were inspired. Specifically, the keynote address delivered by Oklahoma State Representative Cyndi Munson encouraged these […]

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Aliya Uteuova – Maine NEWL Taught Me to Take Advantage of Opportunities

Aliya Uteuova a 3rd year political science and journalism student from Kazakstan attending the University of Maine describes the impact of Maine NEW Leadership. She learned about the variety of ways that women serve in politics and in political systems in the United States and discovered the role of women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and […]

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Maine NEW Leadership – “I went from I can’t to of course I can”

Maine NEW Leadership, developed to address the under-representation of women in politics, is designed to educate and empower young leaders by giving them the skills necessary to become the next generation of effective civic and political leaders.  The program includes presentations from politically active women throughout Maine, a visit with women legislators and policy advocates […]

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