The Graduate School of Political Management and Women in Government Relations Announce Partnership

Organizations Dedicated to Politics for the People, by the People Outline Plan to Increase Political Training and Engagement

January 17, 2018

Contact: John Brandt, Associate Director for Communications; [email protected]; 202-994-3199

WASHINGTON – George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and Women in Government Relations (WGR), two premier organizations dedicated to the education and occupational development of professionals in politics and government relations, announced a partnership agreement Tuesday to foster expanded growth and visibility for the two groups. With a combined 70 years of experience producing educational and professional opportunities in the world of politics, communications, and advocacy the GSPM and WGR partnership will allow both groups to enrich its offerings and expand their presence in Washington, DC and beyond.

“After more than two decades since 1992’s media-proclaimed ‘year of the woman,’ we are now seeing women engaging in politics in numbers commensurate with the century-long promise of equal representation.  I’m delighted to be working with WGR to help women attain parity in the halls of power and realize their myriad visions for society,” said GSPM Director Lara M. Brown.

“Continuing education is important not just in Government Relations or Politics, but in any field, and I’m proud WGR has the opportunity to help equip our next generation of leaders to be successful through a new partnership with George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management,” said WGR’s President Katie Schubert.  “This partnership will help WGR  fulfill our vision of creating generations of powerful females advocates by tapping into a network of successful alumni that will support and empower WGR’s members and those in the field of government relations broadly.”

The agreement will allow GSPM to join WGR as a President’s Cabinet sponsor of the WGR Empowerment Network, as well as two co-branded events hosted by GSPM at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus. GSPM also agrees to provide access to high level alumni drawn from its 4,000 graduates to serve as speakers for WGR events. These events will provide GSPM and WGR with exposure to thought leaders in the worlds of politics and advocacy, as well as the opportunity to meet and network with prospects. This one year agreement will serve as a major opportunity for each partner to expand its visibility and serve as a guide for future collaborative efforts.