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DENTON, Texas – Texas Woman’s University is set to host a significant summit, bringing together notable women leaders in public service from across the nation. “Leading in the Lone Star State: Women in Public and Elected Service,” organized by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, is scheduled for October 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

The event is open for registration and is expected to be a platform where experienced and aspiring women leaders can interact, share insights, and discuss the varied facets of leadership and public service. It aims to provide resources and inspiration for women considering leadership positions in the public sector.

Among the prominent attendees are U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Congresswoman and Orlando Police Chief Val Demings, political strategist Ana Navarro, and political commentator Symone Sanders-Townsend. Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson, the namesake of the organizing institute, is slated to give the welcoming address.

A featured segment of the summit includes a panel discussion titled “Diverse Voices, United Impact: Women of Color in Public Service,” to be moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling. Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D., will contribute insights during a session focused on the current state of women in Texas politics.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in various sessions that explore themes including women’s roles in government, pathways to public service, the dynamics of organizational politics, and strategies for empowering the next generation of women leaders.

Shannon Mantaro, the interim executive director and chief officer for the Jane Nelson Institute, noted that the participants are esteemed figures in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

For additional details or to register for the event, interested individuals can visit twu.edu/leading-the-lone-star-state. This summit offers a unique opportunity to gain insights from and network with women who have made significant strides in public and elected service.

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