The past decade gave the U.S. its first woman Republican vice presidential candidate, first woman speaker of the House of Representatives and first Hispanic woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, the Sue Shear Institute of Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri–St. Louis will celebrate a decade of significant firsts for women with the seventh annual “Statehouse Sisters” panel discussion. The event will begin at noon March 19 in Century Room A at the Millennium Student Center at UMSL. Admission is free and open to the public.

The panelists will include Missouri Reps. Sally Faith, Tishaura Jones and Rachel Storch, and Missouri Sen. Robin Wright-Jones. They will discuss their experiences as women in public life and reflect on the bright spots and unfinished business from the last 10 years.

The Millennium Student Center is on UMSL’s North Campus, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). The event is co-sponsored by the following UMSL groups: Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life, Associated Students of the University of Missouri, Office of Multicultural Relations, Executive Leadership Consortium, Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, Provost’s Steering Committee on Civic Engagement, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Alumni Association and Office of Student Life.

Call 314-516-4727 or visit for more information.

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz