MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that Patti Solis Doyle will be headlining the Annual Scholarship & Recognition Gala at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center on Wednesday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The first Hispanic woman to run a presidential campaign, Patti Solis Doyle is a nationally recognized political organizer and campaign strategist. She speaks regularly on the rise of women and minorities in politics, presidential campaigns, and issues affecting Hispanic Americans. Solis Doyle is also a CNN political contributor and winter fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

“We are excited to welcome Patti Solis Doyle to Madison to share about her experience as the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign and her perspective on being a woman in politics,” said Wisconsin Women in Government President Audra Cohen-Plata.

The annual Gala draws elected and appointed leaders, advocates and lobbyists, legislative staffers, and others working in and with all levels and branches of local, state, and federal government.

The event will feature Patti Solis Doyle, presentation of the Legacy and Rising Star Awards, acknowledgement of 2022-2023 WWIG scholarship recipients, and a silent auction. Registration includes a heavy appetizer buffet, and a cash bar is available.

The event is open to all—WWIG membership is not required—and sponsorships are available.

To register for the Gala, please click HERE.

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