The Formation Of Hoosier Women Forward

Dear Friends,
It is with great excitement that I share with you the formation of Hoosier Women Forward, Inc., a not-for-profit that I have been working on these past months with some outstanding women in Indiana.
What We Know:
· Only 27 states have ever had a woman Governor and Indiana is not one of them;
· Only 2 out of 11 of Indiana’s Congressional delegation members are women, and neither are Democrats;
· Only 2 out of 55 Democratic mayors are women
We have work to do!
How We Will Help Give Women a Seat at the Table:
Each year, 20-25 Hoosier women will be selected through a competitive application process to participate in a 9-month long leadership development and public advocacy training program. Through a combination of study, field experience, networking and mentorship, Hoosier women participants will gain valuable political training that will prepare them to become more informed, empowered and mindful public servants.
How You Can Help:
Please visit and sign-up to get our emails so that you can stay apprised of when applications go live, attend our events, and, of course, donate! Even if you’re not interested in applying yourself, we hope that you will help us find exceptional Democratic women who may be good candidates and encourage them to apply.
Help us spread the word on social media with your friends and family! We are on Facebook at
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @inwomenforward
Thank you for all the support and encouragement you’ve given Democrat women over the years. It’s time we change the political landscape in Indiana and I hope you will join me in this effort.
Gail Riecken


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