Posted on October 4, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) as a 2018 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.
According to NFWL, this award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.
House Republican Leader, Themis Klarides, stated, “Rep. Carpino continually fights for gender equality and has been a strong advocate for the advancement of women’s rights through her legislative work. She has supported measures to expand options to patients with breast cancer, ensure women and families continue to have access to healthcare, and to provide greater resources to victims of domestic violence. I congratulate her on this achievement.”
“It is truly an honor to have earned recognition from a national organization for my work locally. Creating sound public policy that creates an equal playing field for families is a top priority of mine. My public service will continue to focus on the needs of my community, friends and neighbors,” stated Rep. Carpino.
The 2018 Women of Excellence honoree will be presented with an award at the Women of Excellence reception in mid-November during NFWL’s 80th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
The reception will bring together elected women conference attendees from across the country to recognize the accomplishments of Women of Excellence Award Winners.
“Part of the spirit of NFWL is that we take time to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of the hardworking and dedicated women around us, and we are delighted to recognize this year’s honorees,” shares NFWL Executive Director Jody Thomas.
The winners were nominated by their colleagues and constituents from their home states, before being chosen by a distinguished panel of NFWL members.
“We congratulate our winners from this year and look forward presenting them with their award in November,” Thomas concludes.
About the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from the city, county and state level. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. www.womenlegislators.org