Increasing the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the world

Patricia Russo is Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University, and also a member of the national leadership team of Political Parity, a bi-partisan initiative dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office. In the past, she has served as the Director of Southern Fairfield County's Centers for Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and as Executive Director of the Middlesex County Sexual Assault Crisis Center. During three years spent in Tokyo, she served on the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad-Japan, leading voter registration and fund-raising initiatives. She also co-chaired the State Department's mentoring program for Japanese women attending graduate school in the U.S. She speaks widely on issues of importance to women, and is regularly interviewed and quoted in national, state, and local media. Patricia holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and a certificate in health care and non-profit management from Yale.

The Women's Campaign School at Yale is a non-partisan, issue-neutral political campaign training programme for women interested in running for public office or in campaign management. Based at Yale Law School, it attracts women from the U.S. and abroad.

This event is open to members of the public.