CHEYENNE – The Wall Street Journal is sending a crew to Cheyenne Feb. 17 to begin filming a video documentary on Wyoming suffrage as part of its larger series on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
The filming will center around the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus’ Leap into Leadership Event, which takes place Feb. 18-19 at Little America Hotel and Conference Center and the state Capitol. The WSJ is interested in highlighting what Wyoming is doing to ensure consistent progress in women having a voice in government and leadership, according to a news release. They will be interviewing speakers, attendees and lawmakers during their time in the Capitol.
The 13th Leap into Leadership will feature panel discussions on “Grassroots Campaigning – What I really learned going door to door,” “Board Talk – How participating on and working with a board can improve your leadership and open up opportunities,” as well as candid stories from the campaign trail, featuring women that have run, are currently running and that hold office.
The nonpartisan Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus promotes women in the Wyoming Legislature and other leadership roles through support and leadership development. The event’s organizers hope to capitalize on the rich legacy of women in leadership in Wyoming by encouraging more women to run for office through candidate development and workshops where women can share their own experiences and learn valuable skills.
Registration remains open until Friday, Feb. 14, at www.wyowlc.org.