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 100 candidates and contributing more than $225,000 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.
Mercedes Jones, President
Mary Nell Bryan, President Elect
Carolyn Yates, Treasurer
Teresa Kingery, Past President
Mackenzie Collins, Jr. Board Director
Hattie DeWalt, Executive Director
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BOARD of DIRECTORS
Jennifer Devine Adam
Dr. Carmen April
May W. Shayne
Susan W. Simons