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Join us for “Women Ascend”

October 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

"Getting more women in office starts with getting more women to run. The Ascend Fund provides essential support for organizations on the front lines of this important mission."

We are pleased to have two representatives from the  join us to discuss gender parity in politics.  Their motto on their website is:  "When She Ascends, WE ALL RISE".   

Despite women’s recent and historic political gains, women still hold less than one-third of elected offices nationwide. Join us on October 15th to learn about . Director Abbie Hodgson and Senior Project Manager Sarah Rowen will discuss the barriers women face and how The Ascend Fund is working to dismantle these barriers and recruit and train more women to run for office and win!

Abbie Hodgson

Abbie Hodgson is the Director of The Ascend Fund at Panorama. In her role, Abbie works to increase gender equity in political representation by investing in organizations that remove barriers and support women running for office.

 Sarah Rowen

Sarah is the Senior Project Manager for The Ascend Fund. In her role, she supports Panorama's grant-making and research efforts to achieve gender parity in the U.S. political system.


On October 15th, we will be streaming this pre-recorded presentation through ZOOM. After the 30 minute presentation, members will have an opportunity to respond to the presentation, reflect upon the content or ask for further information/questions to be passed onto the presenters at a later time. Following our ZOOM event, the direct video link will be posted to our website so that those who could not join us will still have an opportunity to participate. Guests are welcome.

THE ZOOM LINK was sent to members in the October Newsletter and will also be sent in a Reminder the day before (10/14)

If you are new to Zoom or want help in advance of the meeting, please contact Joanna Lyons: or (707)980-2816.  She will set up a practice Zoom with you prior to the meeting.


October 15, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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