NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EILEEN FISHER will host its annual national retail event on Saturday, March 22nd inviting retail and online shoppers to receive $25 off all purchases with 10% of the event day's proceeds benefiting the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). A non-partisan leadership incubator at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, CAWPhelps to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government. CAWP addresses women's underrepresentation in political leadership through a variety of effective education and outreach programs from student workshops to non-partisan campaign training. Proceeds from the event will benefit two important programs. Ready to Run™ trains women to run for office, work on campaigns and get involved in public life. NEW Leadership™ offers summer residential institutes for college women who want to become leaders in the public sector." Both programs serve as models for partners around the country who offer their own state-based versions, all of which will benefit from the EILEEN FISHER national retail event.
"The Center for American Women and Politics is honored and grateful for the opportunity to partner with EILEEN FISHER, a company that has a long history of supporting women and girls initiatives," says Debbie Walsh, Director. "With far too few women holding public office, we need creative ways to encourage women to speak up and make a difference."
At eachEILEEN FISHER retail location, the book, Every Day is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, by Rebecca Sive will be sold. Sive's book is for women advocates who seek a voice and leadership on public policy issues.
"By undertaking this partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics, and Every Day Is Election Day,EILEEN FISHER is making a unique commitment to the betterment of women in the world. The importance of this commitment cannot be underestimated by other business leaders who share EILEEN FISHER's belief in an equitable society," says Rebecca Sive.
Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and receive personal styling advice on the new spring fashions.
About EILEEN FISHER Inc.: With over 60 stores throughout the country, EILEEN FISHER has been creating effortlessly chic clothes for women nationwide for the past 30 years. Designed with pure shapes and fine fabrics, EILEEN FISHER offers sophistication, comfort, and style that lasts. As a socially conscious company, the brand also supports global initiatives that empower women and girls, and serves as a pioneer in eco-friendly fashion. For more information, please visit eileenfisher.com
About The Center for American Women and Politics: The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women's political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. For more information, please visit www.cawp.rutgers.edu.
A faculty member of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where she teaches a course on women's public leadership, Sive was an original member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.She began her professional career at the American Jewish Committee, co-founded one of the nation's first women's centers, and has been a leader of many different women's and public service organizations. Sive has received numerous awards for her public leadership and is listed in Feminists Who Changed America, University of Illinois Press. 2006. Forfurther information visit: www.rebeccasive.com.