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2017 Ready to Run Iowa workshop Fall 2018 Mary Louise Smith Chair Senator Amy Klobuchar Widner (far right) and the students enjoyed a boat ride to Drottningholm Palace on the 2018 trip. 2017 WE Lead breakout session Audience members at the Lynn Povich lecture Students participating in Elect Her Womens Equality Day Natasha Hill introducing Senator Amy Klobuchar at the fall 2017 Mary Louise Smith Chair lecture 2017 Ready to Run Iowa participants Catt Center students at the Iowa Capitol building Fall 2018 Mary Louise Smith Chair Senator Amy Klobuchar Students practice their elevator speeches. Zoey Shipley at the 2018 Womens Equality Day event Catt Center graduating seniors at the year-end dinner

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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...