League of Women Voters New Year Social
Featuring Jasmine Sessoms, CEO of She Can Win
Free; registration required.
Join the League of Women Voters Philadelphia for a casual event to inspire your civic activism in the New Year. Come for snacks and drinks and chat with LWVP Board Members about our work on the national and local levels, and our issue focus for 2018. Learn how you can become more involved and support the League’s work. Special guest Jasmine E. Sessoms, CEO of She Can Win, will discuss her strategies for increasing women’s influence in political leadership.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. Being nonpartisan does not mean we lack opinions, or the willingness to express them. Our opinions are formed after research, study and consensus. We are passionate advocates who work to influence policy on specific issues by speaking out and putting pressure on our elected leaders.
Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do these at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens.
ABOUT JASMINE SESSOMS
Jasmine E. Sessoms is the founder and CEO of She Can Win, a movement that provides training and resources for women who are interested in running for political office. She is considered the epitome of a girl who has won: she is a mother, a wife, and a founder/CEO. Since its inception, She Can Win has managed to get a plethora of women from all parties elected. Today, the She Can Win brand is expanding, providing a platform for women who are interested in both Public Affairs and Government Relations. An advocate for civic leadership, Jasmine has made it her mission to empower women. This includes taking the “Everyday woman” and strategizing ways to attain equal representation in-office. Not to mention, she has created a platform that fosters a sisterhood for women who want to see change in the political arena.
Over the past 11 years, Jasmine has raised over $5.2 million dollars for numerous candidates, charities, and causes. Prior to founding She Can Win, Jasmine served as the deputy director of the Mayor’s Fund for the City of Philadelphia. In this capacity, she oversaw a budget of $15 Million of the City’s Charitable Giving Budget Line. Her main responsibilities include raising money for the major events and managing the Mayor of Philadelphia’s charitable interests. Prior to her appointment with the Mayor’s Fund, Jasmine was the Corporate Contributions Manager at ACE Insurance, where she oversaw all employee philanthropic activities, and the charitable tax credit programs. Jasmine currently serves on Governor Tom Wolf’s Commission for African American Affairs, the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owner’s (NAWBO) as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee; she also serves on Smith Playground’s Board of Directors. Jasmine has been recognized as City and State PA 40 under 40 Rising Star, Genericity’s 12 Leaders of Color Leading Social Impact, and Philadelphia Business Journal Rising Star. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, Jammar and their two beautiful daughters Jae Harper and Jace Harley.