Laura Merrifield Sojka, on women candidates' fundraising differential in AL and CO, April 2012 Judge Reese McKinney, on the work of the Judge of Probate, April 2012 Alexander T. Zachos (2007), on the LSAT, law school, the Bar, and legal practice, April 2012 Kay Ivey, "Women in Leadership," HC library atrium, 8 Nov. 2011 Speakers at AWAC, 2011-2012
Anthony Leigh was deputy to Ivey as State Treasurer.Presentation
Present: Abby, Ann, Amanda, Kate, Trace, Zach,
First women in various positions, even as a teenagerQuestion Time
Theme of American values
[Ascription] to groups by associating with principles
Read scriptures prayer individualism of US citizens constitution juries individuals launch businesses, give to church in America, individuals matter America = me, I, ?
To be a citizen, need:
Love & respect for God & country
For strong country, need strong national defense veterans day, 11/11 at 1100
Citizens wrote Constitution, served as legislators
Politician focuses on net election but statesman focuses on future.
4 things to lead: listen, learn, help and lead
Trade issues now, trips to China and Taiwan.
[Participants in organizations:]
Wishbones: Wishful thinking, but do nothing;
Jawbones: opinion on everything, love camera; but do little
[inaudible?] bones: everything is so bad; it is just me; dont do much.
Backbones: individuals who [inaudible]
Everyone can be a leader
Citizens by birth or naturalization: cannot buy or earn these freedoms but must defend them against all enemies, of which greatest is apathy. Low turnout in mayoral election in Montgomery. Need to lead your generation and pay civic rent, civic activity, service clubs. Bible: 9 Judges, parable of trees. Asked to become king, Olive tree declines to give up oil; fig tree declines; vine declines; bramble bush & briers accepted, swayed together.
Presidential elections coming, state offices and judicial elections. Volunteer for campaigns. Citizens matter.
3. Demonstrate patriotism, salute flag with same pride as you do servicemen. This country is all about God & country.
Five female Govs, 7 Lt gov, 5 sens.
Smorgasbord of opportunity.
Examplers of women leaders: Dunwoody at Huntsville first female 4 star gen. Admiral also when retired became dir of several corps. When women aspire to run companies, they do.
When did decide to enter politics? Had worked in campaigns. Trustee Will Sellers in 1999 persuaded her to run for Treasurer.
Would run again for Gov? I have a real fine job, but would have to see.
Why no Woman President why did previous candidates not succeed, because women? Higher standards of knowledge comms skills, track record, careful vetting. Not much to do with gender.
Work of Lt. Gov? Heartbeat away. Fill term. President over Senate but no other specified duties. Iveys choices to create jobs, streamline government, support education. Trade mission to China with 6 Lt. Govs.
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