Lifetime Networks, CosmoGIRL, Declare Yourself, Young Women’s Leadership Conference ’08 to Host Future Frontrunners Summit First Day of Democratic National Convention Monday, August 25 – (Detailed Schedule Below)

2008-08-24 13:41:00

    NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /EMWNews/ --



    WHAT: Winners of Lifetime's Future Frontrunners essay and video contest

to identify the next generation of women leaders will participate in a day-

long summit with women elected officials, journalists and advocates to

learn leadership skills, how to impact public policy, and the importance of

the women's vote. The competition for high school and college students was

launched in partnership with CosmoGIRL's Project 2024 to promote girls'

leadership, and Declare Yourself, a nonpartisan, non-profit campaign to

register more 18-year-olds to vote. Declare Yourself will showcase one of

the original copies of the Declaration of Independence. The Young Women's

Leadership Conference '08, a project of the National Council of Women's

Organizations, will also co-host the Summit.



    



    WHO: Speakers: Michelle Bernard, Independent Women's Forum; Rep. Rosa

DeLauro; NM Lt. Gov. Diane Denish; Beth Frerking, Politico; Arianna

Huffington; Carol Jenkins, The Women's Media Center; Madeleine Kunin; Rep.

Carolyn Maloney; Betsy Myers, Chair, Women for Obama; Maria Teresa

Peterson, Voto Latino; Rep. Loretta Sanchez; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; Rep.

Hilda L. Solis; Susie Turnbull, DNC; Leticia Van de Putte, Permanent

Convention Co-Chair DNCC & TX State Sen.; Faye Wattleton, The Center for

Advancement of Women; Laurie Westley, The Girl Scouts; Marie Wilson, The

White House Project. Future Frontrunners: National Winner Katherine

Robertson from Tulsa, OK; Regional Winners Katherine Newell/Littleton, CO;

Alyssa Roberts/Denver, CO; Marrisa Flores/Greeley, CO; Joanna Bossi/Denver,

CO; Michele Stillwell- Parvensky/Denver, CO; Audrey Kline/Arvada, CO; and

Sahar Babak/Fort Collins, CO.




WHEN: Monday, August 25 11AM - 5PM (SEE DETAILED SCHEDULE BELOW) WHERE: The Curtis Hotel, Dodge Ball Room, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO PRESS RSVP: Lindsay Drewel, Lifetime Television 202-627-8100 (cell); lindsay@lindsaydrewelpr.com Future Frontrunners, first created in 2004, is part of Lifetime Networks' award-winning, nonpartisan Every Woman Counts campaign. To help promote the contest, Lifetime Networks aired PSAs featuring artist and actress Ashlee Simpson. Contestants submitted written or video essays at myLifetime.com answering the question, "What would you do if you were president?" Winning entries were selected by a distinguished, bipartisan panel of judges, including Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Candy Crowley, Senior Political Correspondent, CNN, and Dr. Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami. The competition was open to women nationwide, ages 16-22. NOTE: The Future Frontrunners Summit at the Republican National Convention will be held on Monday, September 1st at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Details are available upon request.
FUTURE FRONTRUNNERS SUMMIT SCHEDULE Monday, August 25th Curtis Hotel, Dodge Ball Room, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 11 - 11:15 WELCOME REMARKS & PHOTO OP WITH DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE -- MEREDITH WAGNER, EVP OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LIFETIME NETWORKS -- TARA ROBERTS, SENIOR EDITOR, COSMOGIRL -- MARC MORGENSTERN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DECLARE YOURSELF 11:15 - 11:30 CONGRESSWOMAN LORETTA SANCHEZ (CA) 11:30 - 11:45 CONGRESSWOMAN ROSA DELAURO (CT) 11: 45 - 12 SUSIE TURNBULL, VICE CHAIR, DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE 12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH 12:30 - 1PM MADELEINE KUNIN, AUTHOR OF "PEARLS, POLITICS, AND POWER" 1 - 1:45PM "LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD" PANEL: -- MARIE WILSON, PRESIDENT, THE WHITE HOUSE PROJECT -- FAYE WATTLETON, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN -- MARIA TERESA PETERSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VOTO LATINO -- MICHELLE BERNARD, PRESIDENT & CEO, INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM -- LAURIE WESTLEY, SVP GOV'T AFFAIRS, THE GIRL SCOUTS, INC. -- DIANA NGUYEN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DECLARE YOURSELF * MODERATED BY MARTHA BURK, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS 1:45 - 2PM CONGRESSWOMAN HILDA L. SOLIS (CA) 2- 2:15PM ARIANNA HUFFINGTON 2:15 - 2:30 PM LT. GOVERNOR DIANE DENISH (NM) 2:30-2:35 pm LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE, PERMANENT CONVENTION CO-CHAIR, DNCC, & TX STATE SENATOR 2:40-3 PM BETSY MYERS, CHAIR, WOMEN FOR OBAMA 3 - 3:30 PM CONGRESSWOMAN JAN SCHAKOWSKY (IL) 3:30 - 3:45 PM CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN MALONEY (NY) 3:45 - 4:30 PM "WHAT ROLE DOES THE MEDIA PLAY?" PANEL: --BETH FRERKING, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, POLITICO -- CAROL JENKINS, PRESIDENT, THE WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER -- KATIE GLUECK, 2008 ELECTION CORRESPONDENT, COSMOGIRL * MODERATED BY ROBIN LEEDS, YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE '08 4:30 - 5PM CLOSING

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