This is the place to network with elected and appointed officials, expert speakers, and women from 14 southern states with a like-minded commitment to serving their communities, states, and nation.
Get to talk with current officials and hear about their experiences, get your questions answered by experts in the field, and hear ideas from other women interested in public service.
At our 2018 conference, 30% of our participants were local, state, or federal elected or appointed officials and staff.
Women in public service face unique challenges. This conference brings together the experts you want to hear from to learn tools and techniques to run a campaign, serve in office, or support others running for office.
The lasting relationships you’ll develop at this conference and the support of other women in public service can reinvigorate you to continue to serve.
Any woman in our 14 state area who is interested in public service, wants to support a woman in public service, or is currently in public service should attend. This includes
I made so many great connections that will help me throughout my career.
I met women from everywhere and there was a true connection in the room. I am still in touch with the women I met.
This conference was so great! I am very excited to see what you guys come up with next year
SWIPS gave me the knowledge of how to run for office, how to carry yourself with confidence, and how to get the job done while in office.
We made so many great connections, established some wonderful relationships, and got to connect with each other.
This was one of the best weekends I’ve ever experienced. Women supporting women is so incredibly powerful.
I loved meeting other women in public service, especially the veterans.
I would do this every year given the opportunity!
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Stennis Center for Public Service
One Research Boulevard, Suite 104
Starkville, MS 39759
(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623
201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Suite C-7
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841