Careers for Women in Policy & Politics
This conference on Women Leading in Policy & Politics was held on Monday, October 23, 2017, in partnership with Center for Women in Leadership and the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.
Of the many areas of our public life where women have advanced as leaders, the gains made in politics and policy are the most prominent. Around the world, and here in the United States – from Margaret Thatcher in the UK to Hillary Clinton here in the US--current generations of women in political leadership have paved the way for even greater strides in the future. This engaging, fast-moving half-day event, highlighted the challenges and opportunities for women in public policy and political leadership through exploring the subject in three parts: Nonprofit, government, and elected leadership.
Symposium Keynote Highlight Video:
Pepperdine Master of Public Policy Alumna
"I specifically chose Pepperdine because of the focus they put on taking what you
learn in the program and applying it to improve society."
— Dr. Hattie Mitchell (MPP '12), Founder, Crete Academy
"In both my role as the former White House assistant press secretary and currently,
as a Hoover Institution associate director overseeing media relations, public affairs,
and Washington, DC programming, SPP's foundation prepared me to understand an appropriately communicate the ideas and research I disseminate
to the public, policy-makers, and other policy influencers."
— Eryn Witcher Tillman ('97/MPP '99), Associate Director and the Bechtel Director of Public Affairs, Hoover Institution