Virtual- Power Hour Series XIII: The Matriots/Shiloh & Brigin
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About the Event
We invite you to join our virtual power hour series and continue to find opportunity to be empowered by participating.
Participation Equals Representation - Why We Need More Women in Politics!
The more we engage, the more we achieve. Research shows a clear correlation between American women’s political giving and their representation in elected office. But the research also shows that women lag drastically behind men in political giving. In 2010, women made up just 26% of the political contributions to national candidates, PACs, and party committees, according to She Should Run and the Center for Responsive Politics.
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere. But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But the pandemic is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls.
According to UN Women latest paper, "The Impact of COVID-19 on Women, Nearly 70% of women around the world, work in the informal economy, earning less, saving less, and at greater risk of falling into poverty. The UN Secretary-General statement in this report “I urge governments to put women and girls at the center of their efforts to recover from COVID-19. That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power. Measures to protect and stimulate the economy, from cash transfers to credits and loans, must be targeted at women.”
Again, "That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power."
This discussion will help you think about where, how and WHY you MUST engage in the political process.
Presented by our Partner's Organization: The Matriots
Shiloh Todorov, Development/Finance Director
Shiloh Todorov joins The Matriots with over a decade of nonprofit experience. Shiloh previously served as the Executive Director of the German Village Society and as the Marketing/PR Director for The Wellington School. Prior to her career in nonprofit and development, Shiloh was a journalist most recently serving as a Managing Editor for KETV.COM. Shiloh was born and raised in rural Nebraska and holds a Masters in Broadcast and Public Policy from American University. She is a dedicated and passionate community leader and we know she will help The Matriots reach our long term organizational goals!
Brigin Anthony, Administrative Coordinator
Brigin Anthony joined The Matriots in August. Brigin previously worked at the Columbus Partnership focused on the smart city initiative, Smart Columbus. While there, Brigin served as the administrative coordinator and office manager for the Experience Center. Prior to her time with Smart Columbus, Brigin studied political science at Otterbein University and spent a semester in London, England studying philosophy. Brigin was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.