Empowering Women  

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will be hosting a program on the global, regional and local representation of women in politics.  Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, Professor of Political Science at Rice University, will be the featured speaker on Friday, February 22 at 9:30 AM at the Congregation for Reform Judaism, 801 Bering Drive, Houston, 77057.  Dr. Schwindt-Bayer will speak about the results of the mid-term election, how women influence politics, the significance of women in office and how to engage more women in politics.

Leslie Schwindt-Bayer is Professor of Political Science at Rice University and faculty scholar with the Baker Institute for Public Policy. She conducts research on topics including women and gender politics, legislatures, elections, and Latin American politics. She has published in numerous political science journals and has written/edited four books, including Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America (2010) and Gender and Representation in Latin America(2018).

The public is welcome.  The fee is $5.00 and online registration at www.ncjwhouston.org

NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.