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For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 11, 2024

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host its 44th annual Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The theme will be “From Proposal to Passage: Collaborating for Justice and Equality.”  

The Universities at Shady Grove is located at 9630 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville. 

The keynote address will take place in the style of a “fireside chat” with Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater. Montgomery County Council Vice President Kate Stewart will moderate the discussion. It will be an exciting opportunity to hear from three female leaders in Maryland and learn about their unique experiences and perspective on issues affecting women and girls. Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman will also provide greetings. 

“For over four decades, the Montgomery County Commission for Women has provided this valuable forum in order to more effectively educate, advocate, and empower women in our County,” said County Executive Elrich. “This conference is a very important gathering for our community. I appreciate all the hard work and planning that goes into making this event successful year after year. I look forward to attending, listening, and learning about how we continue to transform Montgomery County into a place that not only provides opportunities and support for women, but justice and equity as well. I encourage you to join us on Jan. 28.” 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of breakout sessions addressing timely topics such as sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, women’s health, economic justice, women in technology, human trafficking prevention and women in the workplace. Session participants will hear from members of the Maryland General Assembly, County Councilmembers, community leaders who influence policy making and representatives from local and state organizations that advance the status of women and girls. 

 Additionally, the WLB will feature sessions for students in grades 6-12 to participate in interactive workshops focusing on civic engagement and planning for the future. 

This year, the commission will offer free childcare services for children ages 2-10. A link to reserve childcare will be sent after the purchase of a ticket. Only 20 spots are available, so participants are encouraged to sign up early.  

 The WLB is co-sponsored by more than 50 women’s and community organizations, with the support of major sponsors such as Kaiser Permanente, AARP Maryland and The Universities at Shady Grove.  

 All residents are invited to attend. To pre-register, visit Early Bird tickets are $40 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. After that time, ticket prices will increase to $50. Student tickets are $10. On-site registration will also be available for $50.  

Sponsorships are still available. More information is available at   

 For additional information, call 240-777-8300, email [email protected] or visit . Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook using the hashtag #MoCoWLB. 

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Release ID: 24-020
Media Contact: Carmen Kaarid
Categories: Education