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Senator Kimberly Yee selected to Women in Government Leadership Program

Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee has been chosen to participate in the Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2018. The bipartisan national program is made up of elected women leaders from across the country who are chosen based on their service, courage and commitment to advancing government. The first class was established in 2014 and adds 25 new women each year.

“I am honored to be selected to serve in this prestigious program to honor and advance women in leadership,” said Senator Yee. “As Arizona Senate Majority Leader, I have served in the Arizona Senate chamber where gender parity has been recognized as one of the highest in the country. Three out of our four Senate majority leadership positions are held by women and 14 out of our 30 Arizona State Senators are women. I look forward to getting to know the new participants in this national leadership program and working together to encourage and empower other women to become more involved in government.”

The purpose of the program is to create a national network of women who can continue to “pay it forward.” Members from previous classes will mentor and pass on their institutional knowledge to the 2018 class. The program is now 100 women strong and plans on holding its first Leadership Retreat in November right here in Arizona.

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