Vanessa Brown named state director for Women in Government

Philadelphia, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., was recently sworn in as a state director for the Women In Government Foundation Inc.

Brown joins 199 other women state legislators to serve in this role in 2016. As such, Brown serves as an ambassador for Pennsylvania, helping to drive commerce and educational opportunities while assisting WIG with its state-based policy events across the region. WIG nominates four directors from each state every year to ensure all sides of the electorate are fairly represented.

“We at WIG sincerely appreciate Representative Brown’s willingness to serve in such an important capacity on behalf of our organization,” said Dyan Alexander, WIG executive director. “As we work with organizations and corporations interested in sharing the most cutting-edge research and information on pressing policy issues with legislators, having Brown’s assistance is critical. She will help ensure those who represent the electorate make sound decisions based on the latest information available. We sincerely thank Representative Brown for all she does on behalf of those she serves.”

WIG is a national 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. that serves the more than 1,800 women state legislators across the nation. WIG provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues. Its goal is to empower state legislators to make the most informed policy decision based on the most up-to-date information available. WIG has been serving in this capacity for 27 years to date.

For more information about WIG, check out the website