COLUMBUS — Stephanie Garrett of West Alexandria has become a member of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. Garrett, who was elected to the State Republican Central Committee in the 2014 primary, is among 22 women who were selected to participate in the eight-month program, which inspires, prepares and empowers women to assume key leadership roles in their community.
“These women exemplify the qualities we admire in leadership, and we are looking forward to helping empower them for the next level of success,” said Betty Montgomery, chair of the Institute and former Ohio Attorney General. “Our state needs more women like this who are willing to give of themselves for the betterment of their communities.”
The Institute’s curriculum includes seven full-day seminars, held once each month from September through April (excluding December). In May, the class attended a three-day networking and training program held in Washington, DC, where class members had the opportunity to meet with national elected and government leaders, as well as learn from well-regarded women leaders in business and politics.
The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute is a statewide program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume more prominent roles, either elected or appointed, in their communities, their government (at all levels) and in the Republican Party. Each year, between 15 and 25 women leaders from across Ohio, who have an interest in politics and public service and who meet a diverse range of criteria for participation, are selected to train and become Davidson Institute members.