Monet King (2nd from left in photo), who is pursuing her M.S. in Health Promotion Management at Marymount University, was selected to participate in the Future Women in Government leadership program
and attended its Fourth Annual Healthcare Summit in Washington, D.C., held November 14-16.
The program provides hands-on leadership and mentoring for the next generation of women civic and political leaders. It grew out of the “Teach a Girl to Lead
” project (sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University) and goals outlined by the White House Council on Women and Girls Leadership
. Young women and legislators interacted throughout the healthcare conference – attending general sessions, a leadership discussion roundtable, and networking events.
King says, “I was honored to be in the presence of so many dynamic women. Health care policy directly affects us all. Access to preventive screening and wellness initiatives should be available to everyone, and this can’t be done without both sides of the aisle working together to approve legislation."
King is passionate about the intersection of media, technology, and innovative ideas to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. Upon graduation, she plans to work as a consultant, helping companies lessen healthcare disparities in creative ways. Earlier this year, she launched Healthy Hue
, an online social marketing campaign to promote healthy living for women of color.