Public Policy

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNIES!

  1. Get involved! Become the team leader on one of the Public Policy goals
  2. Volunteer! Complete one actionable step
  3. Plug in! Look for details via email.

Email kerkamaa@hirep.net

NAWBO IOWA PUBLIC POLICY
STRATEGIC INTENT

LONG TERM GOALS

  • Be in The Know: Position as expert/ resource – on WBO (not issues) -  owning data force on policy, empowering women to be the voice for their own WBO experience (impact of the issues)
  • Connect: Build relationships with legislators and organizations to find opportunities to work together and influence policy
  • Shape Public Policy: Engagement – Education through Experience


PRINCIPLES

  • BiParitsian: Know Nationally!
  • Collaboration: Civility, Respect and willingness to work together
  • Voice: Woman business owners bring value to the policy conversation, shaping how policy discussion impacts woman business owners & their businesses


KEY COMMITTEE GOALS
Aligned with Iowa Chapter Plan

Goal 1:  Connect
Develop relationships

  • Strategy 1: Call on legislators, Public policy women leaders (50/50), and organizations(NFIB + Chambers) to start relationships around shared mission

  • Strategy 2: Invite legislators, leaders & organizations to attend events – Identify events with programs, develop communication strategy with communications (email, mail, call)

  • Strategy 3: Point people for organizations: DSM Partnership PP, WIPP, United State of Women, NEXUS, WE council


Goal 2:  Inform
Be in The Know

  • Strategy 1: Discover chapter's business issues
    - Survey members statewide, WE council
              > Survey own status of women business owners in Iowa (relevant, up to date) - (own the information and become the expert about it.  Credible space to be a part of the conversation)  - 2020 data release (LT goal)

  • Strategy 2: Promote & attend legislative events and news
    - Create calendar with other annual events & organizations.  Decide which events are import for us to attend. Also suggest and plan chapter events & Webinars
              > Annual Statewide event – Public Policy Day on the Hill - Post election meet-&-greet (know each others priorities and opportunities to work together)
              > Satellite ideas & support


Goal 3:  Engage
Shape Public Policy

  • Strategy 1:  hot issues update & national positions – research & develop local chapter positions

  • Strategy 2: Local and Federal legislation impacting WBO
    - Small Business council
    - Information source on an existing bill/organization