Women, girls focus of program at West Virginia Legislature

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Women’s Commission will hold its 2019 Women’s and Girls’ Day at the Legislature 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Culture Center and state Capitol.

“Pathways to Freedom” is the theme.

The program will begin with a reading of the proclamation from Gov. Jim Justice declaring the 2019 Women’s and Girls’ Day at the Legislature. A tour will be held of the Capitol or the West Virginia Museum and the group will attend a session of either the House or Senate where the reading of a resolution and a recognition of the participants will take place.

Participants will meet with legislators and meet at the Upper Rotunda in the Capitol where 17 exhibitors supporting Women’s and Girls’ Day will be located.

During the afternoon session, Hilary Kinney, author of “Penelope’s Petition,” will speak about how leadership is learned through positive influences, social interaction and community involvement. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own five-year strategy plan.

The West Virginia Women’s Commission said it promotes the power and potential of West Virginia women and provides them with information and skills to improve their quality of life.

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