What They’re Saying

Few things exceed your expectations in life. Whatever you think you will gain by participating in the program is not even close to what you will actually gain. . . . The training I have received has given me the confidence, skill set and network I need to make my professional and political dreams come true.
—Mary Ensslin, Class of 2003, Northampton County

The Anne Anstine Series not only gives you the tools to take the next steps in your personal, professional and political careers but gives you the network and support system to elevate yourself to the next level. There are few programs like it in existence today and the value is immeasurable.
–Ashley J. Sciarrotta , Class of 2012, Bucks County

The Anstine Series was for me, more than I expected. The education was great, but the exposure to new opportunities, the networking and camaraderie of the alumnae were unexpected bonuses. I would highly recommend this experience to any woman who wants to go further in politics.
–Sonia Stopperich, Class of 2011, Washington County

The Anstine Program changed my perspective on the political spectrum and took me in places I did not expect to go. It enhanced my abilities, and broadened my horizons. I will always be grateful for the Anstine experience! –Ann Wilson, Class of 2005, Cambria County

The Anstine experience changed the direction of my life and reinforced my commitment to public service. I now am employed by the Federal Government as a member of a Response and Recovery team for disasters, such as Haiti, and am deployed, as needed. Additionally, I work in Washington, D.C. on trade agreements between the United States and Sub Saharan Africa. I could have never accomplished these goals without the leadership skills and encouragement of all the exceptional women in the Anstine program who nurtured, encouraged and guided me along the way. -Judy Mannix, Class of 2009, Philadelphia County

The Anstine program is the greatest gift I have ever received as a woman! I could never have imagined the immense knowledge, experience, networks, and so many other assets I gained as a student devoted to succeeding in the series. My life personally and professionally has been enriched beyond my greatest dreams! –Michelle Griffin Young, Class of 2006, Lehigh County

I have been so impressed with the positive results that we are already seeing in the first ten years with the Anstine Series. The training sessions have been most beneficial for participants. When I talk with class members I can clearly hear the enthusiasm and appreciation they have for the program and what they are gaining as participants.—Karen Deklinski, Deputy Secretary of Public Welfare, Anstine Board Member

Ten years ago we had a vision to engage and prepare Republican women to be leaders in the Party. Today, the results speak for themselves. Over the last decade the Anstine Series has trained a cadre of outstanding women leaders who are making a difference every day for the citizens of this Commonwealth. This program is top notch and I am proud to be a part of it. I look forward to ten more years! –Robert A. Asher, National Committeeman & Anstine Series Advisory Board Member