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Bakare Selected for Leadership Institute

Posted: Jun 8, 2017

Bukola Bakare, a transportation and logistics PhD student at NDSU, was chosen to participate in the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development institute in May. Bakare was one of only 45 participants chosen from among the 109 applicants. The New (National Education for Women's) Leadership Development Institute is a residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience. Emphasis was placed on recruiting women from groups that have typically been underrepresented voices in the political process, such as women of color, low-income women, and women with disabilities.

Participants attended workshops on running for office, public speaking, community organizing, public policy advocacy, and working with the media. They met with women leaders, including state and local officials, women in tribal government, and grassroots activists who discuss running for office, balancing public and private lives, and means of addressing public policy issues.

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