Advocate For Women Will Speak At Wilton Kiwanis Meeting

WILTON, Conn. — Patricia Russo, a national leader focused on improving the quality of life for women in Connecticut and the United States, will be the guest speaker at the next Kiwanis Club luncheon on Wednesday, March 9, at noon. 

Patricia Russo
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The lunch will be at WEPCO at 36 New Canaan Road. 

For over 25 years, Russo has held numerous leadership positions in public, private and not-for-profit organizations centered on women's rights. She has also held leadership positions on federal, state and local political campaigns. 

Currently, Russo serves as executive director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. The Women's Campaign School is a non-partisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program for women interested in running for public office, and for women interested in campaign management. Based at Yale Law School, it is a leading program attracting women from the U.S. and internationally. 

She is also a member of the Council of Women's Health Research at Yale University and chairs its Philanthropy and Communications Committee. 

Russo holds a bachelor's degree in political science from George Washington University and a certificate in health care and nonprofit management from the Yale School of Management. While an undergraduate student, she served as an intern to U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.). 

Future speakers for the Wilton Kiwanis are: 

  • March 16: the Rev. Reggie Norman, Our Lady of Fatime Priest: "Who Was the Real St. Patrick?" 
  • March 23: Wilton Fire Chief Ron Kanterman 
  • March 30: David Stillman, Public Private Alliance Foundation: "Progress on Cook Stoves for Haiti" 
Kiwanis meets every Wednesday for lunch at the Episcopal Presbyterian complex on New Canaan Road from noon to 1:30. For more information contact Bud Taylor at 203-354-0208.

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