MEDIA ADVISORY - Senior Bipartisan Senate Women Mikulski and Collins to Speak at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Women in Leadership Event

Senators to deliver opening remarks on creating ‘zone of civility’ among bipartisan Senate women, working together to get things done

Remarks to be streamed live online at


Boston, MA – At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016, U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Dean of Senate women, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the senior Republican woman, will headline the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s Women in LeadershipPathways and Possibilities conference.

Senators Mikulski and Collins will offer opening remarks at the conference, discussing their bipartisan work across the aisle to create a “zone of civility” among the historic 20 women serving in the U.S. Senate to get things done. They will then join a panel discussion on women leadership in the U.S. Senate entitled “Twenty and Counting,” which will also feature Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and former Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.).

The conference, being held in recognition of Women’s History Month 2016, will highlight women public servants at the federal, state and local levels, and will feature current and former female public servants. It is dedicated to honoring current leadership and inspiring the next generation of female leaders across a variety of sectors. Additional details are available here.


U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

U.S. Senator Susan Collins


9:00 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016


Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
210 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125
**The discussion will be live streamed at **

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About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Since opening in March of 2015 the Institute has hosted nearly 10,000 students from across the Commonwealth and launched a series of public programming events in both Boston and Washington, DC that have included speakers from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to Congressman John Lewis, to Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez. 

The Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. It is a dynamic center of learning that uses innovative technology to provide each visitor with an information-rich, personalized experience that brings important historical and current debates to life. To learn more about the EMK Institute, please visit