Lt. Governor and Director San Wong to Participate in Capitol Girls Event
On February 9, 2016, the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office on the Status of Women and the Girl Scouts will host an annual event for high school girls throughout the state of Iowa called Capitol Girls. Young women will shadow a female legislator to learn how state laws and budgets are developed and passed. Participants will also get the opportunity to hear Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speak and learn how to be a successful woman in government. Iowa Department of Human Rights Director, San Wong, will address the girls about leadership skills. For more information about the event, click here.
Women's History Month Video Contest
The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women introduces its first ever video contest to celebrate women’s history. Entries are open to teachers and their students in grades 5-12. Two winning districts will be awarded a $500 prize to be used for school supplies for their classrooms. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016. For more information about the contest, click here.