E N G A G I N G, E N C O U R A G I N G & E N D O R S I N G
W O M E N I N P U B L I C O F F I C E
Women in Numbers (WIN) is a nonpartisan organization established to engage, encourage and endorse qualified women to be elected to public office.
After the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in which Anita Hill testified in front of an all-male committee, WIN's founders realized they needed to raise money to elect women and change the agenda. Since its founding in 1992, WIN has become a growing force by endorsing more than 150 candidates and contributing to their campaigns. WIN relies upon membership, fundraising events and sponsors to make this possible.
Beyond financial contributions, WIN hosts educational forums to give women the guidance and tools they need to engage in the political process and run a viable campaign. Similarly, in 2012, WIN launched the WIN Salon Series to engage the community and foster conversation among civic-minded individuals.
Elke Ridenour, President
Mary Nell Bryan, Past President
Carey Whitworth, Jr. Board Chair
Hattie DeWalt, Executive Director
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BOARD of DIRECTORS
Carey Whitworth, Chair
Elizabeth Conn, Chair-elect
Anna Catherine Davenport
May W. Shayne
Susan W. Simons