June 11, 2015
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College is hosting the annual NEW LeadershipTM New England program from June 7-12. This residential leadership program, held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, is designed to educate and empower young women to be the next generation of female leaders.
This year 25 women from colleges across the northeast were accepted to the program, including three students from Saint Anselm College. Sarah King '18, a politics major from Cumberland, R.I., applied for the program because she felt it would be a growth opportunity to gain professional skills.
"I was really interested in meeting people that have similar passions to me as well as people who are passionate about completely different areas," King explained. "It can only be beneficial to discuss leadership with people you potentially would've never had the chance to talk to before."
Saint Anselm College students Sheila Ramirez '18, a politics major from Lawrence, Mass., and Basirat Sanni '15, a sociology major from Providence, R.I., are also attending.
Throughout the week, the women will participate in workshops and seminars on topics including networking, public policy, and legislative processes. Several of the guest speakers are Saint Anselm College alumnae who now work in business, education, and politics.
The keynote speaker at this year's program was Beth Myers, who served as Chief of Staff to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and managed his 2008 presidential campaign. She discussed her personal political experiences and how to better engage young women in politics on Monday, June 8.