Press Release
February 18, 2014

National Archives Hosts 7th Annual Forum: Women in Congressional Leadership on March 13

Discussion will feature remarks from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Washington, DC…On Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts the Seventh Annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership. This year's special program "Women in Congressional Leadership" features remarks from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel [].

What changes have taken place in the roles, opportunities, expectations, and obstacles for women in congressional leadership positions? A panel discusses their personal journeys and advice they would offer to young women entering the field. Moderated by New York Times journalist Jackie Calmes, panelists include former Members of the House of Representatives Connie Morella (R-MD), Barbara Kennelly (D-CT), and Mary Bono (R-CA), and former Senators Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).

This program is presented in partnership with the with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and is made possible through the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. and the Foundation for the National Archives.

This public program is free, and no advance registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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