AFSCME women make up close to 60% of the union’s membership. The AFSCME Women’s Leadership program is housed in the Education and Leadership Training Department and aims to prepare and develop women leaders for state battleground fights across the country. The Department offers programs designed specifically to increase the knowledge and skills of women activists and leaders. Signature programs include public speaking to help participants hone their presentation skills and style; online learning with topics of particular interest to women; and online networking, to keep women connected by sharing information with other AFSCME women.
The AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy is designed for women leaders or activists at the local or chapter level. The eight-month Academy includes a five-day orientation session in August 2016, completion of a local union or council project or campaign, and a three-day final session in March 2017.
Registration is now closed.