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Ready to Run attendees read over materials during the Feb. 13 workshop. Claire McCaskill at the brunch in her honor for the Spring 2014 Mary Louise Smith Chair. Students practice their elevator speeches. Students and faculty on the study abroad trip to Sweden Attendees asked Liasson questions after her lecture at Iowa State University. Catt Center staff and students with legislators. Michelle Bernard speaking with guests at the dinner in her honor for the Spring 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair. Cathann Kress was the keynote speaker, focusing on leaders in and from Iowa.

Upcoming in Spring 2017: The Ready to Run® Iowa 2017 workshops will be held on Feb. 17, March 31 and April 28, 2017.

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The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics was founded in 1992 at Iowa State University to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process.

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt — an Iowa State University alumna who devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights around the world as well as international peace—is recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Continued...