Women's Government Day

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SIU students with Speaker of the House
SIU students with elected Representative
SIU students speaking with former Institute interns

Women’s Government Day is one of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s annual initiatives, bringing women students from Southern Illinois University to the Illinois capitol. The event promotes the contributions of women legislators and public sector leaders and is designed to encourage the continued development of women’s leadership and involvement in public affairs.

This program serves to highlight the contribution of women to public service in Illinois and inspire women’s future engagement. It is a one-day event at the state capitol building in Springfield typically held in the spring. Students hear from a variety of speakers, including legislators, public sector leaders, and community coordinators.

To learn more about our next Women's Government Day, reach out to Dr. Linda Renee Baker at lrbaker@siu.edu or the Institute at paulsimoninsitute@siu.edu.