CUBA, N.Y. – The League of Women Voters of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties have invited President Diana Cihak, President and Founder of WomenElect PAC to speak at the Cuba Circulating Library.
The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 28th, at 7 P.M. The library is located at 39 E. Main St.
WomenElect is a 13-week leadership development program that prepares qualified women to run for office. Sessions focus on teaching the unique skills required of candidates for elected office, including, but not limited to, thorough training in fundraising, public speaking, image development, press/media relations, and leadership development.
Women who are considering a run for office in the near and distant term (about 2-10 years) may apply to take part in the training program.
Cihak was invited to describe her organization’s leadership development program, which encourages community-minded, accomplished women to offer themselves as candidates for public office. The program will begin with a 15-minute presentation, followed by an extensive conversation and question and answer period.
Cihak has been involved in politics and political campaigns since she entered college at DePaul University in Chicago. She has worked on campaigns at all levels from School Board races to Presidential campaigns and was elected as a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic Convention. She is also an entrepreneur and has been a supporter of numerous organizations that advocate for the empowerment of women and girls throughout her career.
Diana Cihak serves as the President of the Board of the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College, a member of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and a member of Women Events Buffalo. She is the President of Upper Edge Consulting, a government relations and grant writing agency.
For more information about the program or about other League activities, please contact Margie McIntosh, Co-Chair, LWV Catt-Alleg. at 716-904-1327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.