Women on Board Durham is a half-day campaign training for women. Participants will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.
WHOThe bi-partisan program is for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system.
WHENFriday, April 26, 12 pm – 4:00 pm
WHEREBlue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

4615 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

DETAILSWomen on Board Durham will include the following sessions:

· Building a Winning Campaign

· Reach The HEARTs Of Your Audience: Master Public Speaking

· Women in Leadership Panel Discussion


NC Representative Vernetta Alston (House District 29)

NC Senator Lisa Stone Barnes (Senate District 11)

NC Senator Natalie Murdock ( Senate District 20)

NC Representative Erin Paré (House District 37)

Moderated by Becki Gray, Director of Government Affairs, BCBS NC

Registration fee is $30

Online information and registration are available here.


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Joyce Kohn- Program Manager

Joyce is a strategic development and communications consultant with 25+ years of executive-level experience and carries a personal passion for bringing together communities to create lasting impacts. She has specialized expertise in the areas of fundraising, sales, marketing, public relations, leadership development, and special events. In addition, she is also co-founder of The Sunday Supper, a non-profit borne out of Hurricane Matthew relief, dedicated to bringing communities together to help others in need.

As an individual with an established footprint in North Carolina, Joyce has a knack for understanding the needs of for-profit entities and the devotions of non-profits within the state. In addition to her work with traditional clients, Joyce has also led various bond-related initiatives across the state as part of a bi-partisan team of professional consultants, working with organizations to find the funding necessary to successfully bring bond referendums to the attention of voters. This unique experience allows her to hone in on individualized issue advocacy work and help create the change North Carolinians want for their state.

While serving as a consultant, Joyce also sits in leadership positions on a wide range of nonprofit initiatives. Philanthropy is a “two-way street,” and by having a hand on both sides of causes, she is able to craft relevant development plans and monitor implementation to ensure maximum impact is reached and resources, no matter how limited, are used effectively.

Joyce holds a B.S. from East Carolina University and is a mother to two sons, Joshua (21) and Zachary (19). Joyce is a proud North Carolinian and enjoys her work around the state, but she will always hold a special affinity for the people, food, history, and culture of Eastern North Carolina.

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