Bettina Hager, Programs Director
PO Box 50476, Washington, DC 20091
Bettina Hager is the Programs Director at the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC). At NWPC, she advocates on the necessity of women’s political participation at all levels of government. In the 2012 election cycle, she oversaw the endorsement of over 70 women for national office, 45 of whom won their race. Hager also works with the international community, having met with delegations of women from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Israel and Palestine, African and European Union countries through the State Department to discuss the importance of women’s political involvement.
Hager serves as the co-chair of the Equal Rights Amendment Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. In this role, she has spoken at a national rally, congressional briefing and conducted focused lobby training workshops to raise awareness on the issue of Constitutional equality.
Hager graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with a major in Biology and concentration in Women’s Studies. While there, she became acutely aware of the importance of social reform and civic participation during the time she spent as a Math and Science tutor to at-risk students at an inner city St. Paul High School.