Kelly Dittmar Professor Kelly Dittmar, Stirred the audience as she spoke on the “Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes & Strategies in Leadership & Politics”. Esther Ayuso Esther Ayuso, Chair of the National Women’s Commission (NWC) welcomed all to the first Women in Politics Conference at the Biltmore on August 31, 2017 Ann-Marie Williams Ann-Marie Williams: Exec. Director, “We’ve made progress but, it’s been uneven which signals to us that we still have great work to do…” Dolores Garcia Dolores Balderamos Garcia: Former Parliamentarian, “Go set our Watchwomen to fight the evils of machismo and domination…” Adrienne Galanek Adrienne Galanek: U.S. Charge d’ Affaires, “The U.S. Embassy has been a strategic partner with Belize working in several areas among them; Citizen Security & Economic Prosperity…” Maud Williams Maud Williams: Educator, in whose honor the Maud Williams High School is named presented a socio-cultural history of politics in Belize with particular emphasis on the role women played backed then. Singer:Jenny Lovell Jenny Lovell rocked the crowd with "I Will Survive". Women In Politics Conference 2017 Women leaders rocking out to Gloria Gaynor's Women Anthem, " I Will Survive". Dangriga Deputy Mayor, Earth Lopez (WIP Graduate) presents on her experience of being Deputy Mayor. Audience fully engaged. Full House A National Women In Politics Conference (August 31, 2017) Punta Gorda Town Mayor, Fern Gutierrez (WIP graduate) presents on her experience of being Mayor. Hon. Tracy Panton Albert Division Representative,(WIP graduate) presents on the challenges and opportunities of being both a representative and a Minister of State.