It’s Coming! She Will Run! 2012 Agenda

(For more detailed agenda please click here)

We are proud to share with you the agenda for the 3rd annual She Will Run! day of workshops offered by Equal Voice uOttawa. This year promises to be even better than the last!

City Councillor Katherine Hobbs will join us for lunch and lead a discussion on managing life in politics - and maintaining your sanity!

Who is SWR! for?  It’s for everyone interested in becoming more engaged in politics – whether that’s in a partisan or non-partisan capacity, and whether it’s as a voter, a volunteer, an employee, or a candidate. SWR! will give you the network, resources and skills you need to get there.

When is SWR! 2012? This SATURDAY JANUARY 14TH from 10AM to 3PM

Where is SWR! 2012? Our cozy new SWR! location is at Café Alt, situated in the basement of Simard Hall at the University of Ottawa. Lost? Find it here:

What does SWR! 2012 cost? We suggest a $5 donation, or pay-what-you-can

A great day filled with networking, delicious food catered by Gypsy and Co Kitchen (got you there, didn’t I?), workshops and discussion, and exceptional guests such as City Councillor Katherine Hobbs and Ottawa-Centre Green Party candidate Jen Hunter!


Here’s the agenda:

 10:00                        Welcome, Coffee and Networking

10:15                          “How To Get Involved”

From Learning and Voting, to Volunteering and Working, to Running

Lynne Lessard (VP External, EV uOttawa) and Melanie Large (President, EV uOttawa)

 10:45                          “A Day in the Life”

Discussion and Q&A on working on the campaign trail, on Parliament Hill, and for a political party

Carlene Variyan

11:45                       Lunch and Networking

Lunch catered by Gypsy and Co Kitchen, including mix of vegan and vegetarian sandwiches and Tabouleh, Hummus and Black Bean dips.

 12:45                     “Going Public: Perfecting the Art of Public Speaking”

Interactive workshop on public speaking

Jen Hunter (Green Party candidate for Ottawa-Centre)

 1:45                    Break

2:00                     “How do they do it? How to Work in Politics and Maintain Your Sanity”

Knowing it all and managing time and stress in a political campaign or career

Katherine Hobbs (Councillor, City of Ottawa)

2:45                      Wrap-up, All-Party Party announcement and invitation to get together for a drink and bite to eat on campus (La Maison, 194 Somerset Ave E)


Please rsvp and SHARE our event widely on Facebook!

Questions? E-mail or send us a message on Facebook.


We looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Equal Voice uOttawa


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