The White House Project Workshop at BlogHer '10 Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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12:00pm - 12:30pm Welcome with Marie Wilson and Lisa Stone
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Overview: The intersection of politics and BlogHer’s omnipatisan community
Lisa Stone
Co-Founder and CEO, BlogHer

 

Overview: The White House Project and its mission
Marie C. Wilson
President and Founder, The White House Project

12:30pm - 12:45pm Call to Action: We are the ones we've been waiting for!
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Jill Miller Zimon
Pepper Pike City Council Member, Ohio
Ohio Go Run 2008 Alumna, BlogHer Featured Blogger

 

Jill Miller Zimon is the embodiment of what this workshop is all about. As both an active BlogHer community member and political blogger, and an alumna of The White House Project training, Jill decided to run for local office, and she used social media to help her cause. Come hear Jill explain how she moved from political commentator to politician, and describe her experiences along the way.

12:45pm - 1:00pm Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm White House Project Training Session – Your Campaign Blueprint
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Erin Vilardi
Vice President, Program and Communications, The White House Project

 

Kathryn Poindexter
The White House Project Trainer and Strategist, Stones Phones

 

The White House Project’s "Your Campaign Blueprint" training will provide you, the future political power-that-be, with an overall plan in readying yourself or someone you believe in to run for office. Whether you're interested in running this year, in five years, or prefer to be  a wily and in-demand campaign manager, this session will help you develop:

- Deeper understanding of campaign strategy and tools for success
- Skills on How to campaign, read the ‘lay of the land’, and develop a field plan

 

We will also discuss the core components of fundraising and messaging in building campaign plan - skills can be used in the professional arena as you build your networks, your base, and your political power to win!

2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm Q & A with Linda Tarr-Whelan
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Erin Vilardi, Moderator
Vice President, Program and Communications, The White House Project

Linda Tarr-Whelan
International Expert on Women's Leadership

Erin Vilardi speaks with Linda Tarr-Whelan during a one-on-one exclusive interview. Linda has served as Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton Administration, and as Deputy Assistant to President Jimmy Carter for Women’s Concerns in the White House.

3:30pm - 5:00pm Exercising influence at every level: How women leaders are making an impact, and why you need to join them.
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Erin Vilardi, Moderator
Vice President, Program and Communications, The White House Project

Lea Webb
White House Project Alumna and Councilwoman in Binghamton, NY

Susan Molinari
Former member of Congress

Join us in discussion with women who have run for and attained office at various levels, municipal to national. Dig into what it takes and what it's like to run for office...and what it's like after the election.

5:00pm - 5:30pm Invitation to Run and Closing Remarks
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Marie C. Wilson
President and Founder, The White House Project

Lisa Stone
Co-founder and CEO, BlogHer

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