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Simmons works with OpEd Project to train women thought leaders

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Did you know that despite making up half the U.S. population, women make up only 10 to 20% of contributors to key opinion forums? Why are women so reluctant to share and state their opinions?

That's what Simmons College, along with the OpEd Project and Women Act Media, is trying to change.

To help women experts find their voice, Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change has partnered with The OpEd Project for a day-long seminar, "Write to Change the World".

The OpEd project aims to increase the number of women thought leaders by training women experts in all industries to write op-eds and think about how to take on more thought leadership positions in their fields.

"Write to Change the World" will focus on how to present effective arguments under pressure and how to make a greater impact. Participants will be encouraged to use their voice to make a difference. They will learn the skills and tools to form and express their ideas thoughtfully to make their voices heard. All participants leave with an op-ed draft and have a full year of access to Project OpEd mentors.

Since The New York Times recently decided to expand its Opinion Pages, there's no better time for women to get their ideas and opinions out there.

Visit the Project OpEd website for more information on the seminar, and follow the organization on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest news and events.



Posted by Kellie Ryan
Topics: leadership, op-eds, thought leaders, women, women's college


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