WYOMING - With the goal of celebrating women\u2019s firsts in our state and looking towards the future for women in Wyoming, the Wyoming Women\u2019s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced Emmy-winning anchorwoman and best-selling author Cokie Roberts will deliver the keynote address at the 12th Annual Leap into Leadership (L2L) event January 23-24, 2019 in Cheyenne.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn her more than forty years in broadcasting, Cokie Roberts has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. In addition to her reporting, Roberts has written six New York Times\u00a0bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in US history.\r\n\r\n\u201cAs the WyoWLC marks our 12th anniversary of Leap into Leadership, we are very excited to have this opportunity to bring a thrilling speaker like Cokie Roberts to discuss women's history and how women continue to shape local, state and federal politics,\u201d said WyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Sue Wilson. \u201cCokie brings with her an extensive knowledge on how women shaped this country and continued to break through boundaries in the workplace and politics."\r\n\r\nWyoWLC Co-Chair Representative Cathy Connolly added, \u201cLeap into Leadership strives to be a place every year where women throughout Wyoming can come together to\u00a0ensure we have diverse voices at the table and that these voices are well equipped with the skills, networking abilities and support to be successful leaders in any leadership role they fill. We are very excited to provide Wyoming women the opportunity to hear from Cokie Roberts and hopefully be inspired to seek out being a leader locally, state or nationwide."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCokie Roberts\u2019s number one bestseller,\u00a0We Are Our Mothers\u2019 Daughters, is an account of American women\u2019s roles and relationships over time. Roberts\u2019s other books\u2014Founding Mothers, published in 2004; and\u00a0Ladies of Liberty\u00a0in 2008; along with her recently published\u00a0Capital Dames, about women and Washington in the Civil War\u2014all also rated as New York Times bestsellers. Roberts' latest release is a lavishly illustrated children's book,\u00a0Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation.\r\n\r\n\u201c2019 will be a great year for Wyoming as throughout the year we will celebrate being the first state to recognize women\u2019s the right to vote," said WyoWLC Co-Chair Senator Affie Ellis. \u201cCelebrating that history means we must also look to the future and discuss how we can continue to encourage women to run for office by providing them the tools and support they need to be successful.\u201d\r\n\r\nL2L 2019 will be held January 23-24, 2019 at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne. The program will feature workshops on bolstering female leadership across Wyoming. Tickets for L2L, both the full schedule and the dinner, are available for purchase now.\r\n\r\nThe cost for attending the entire program is $75. Cost for the dinner and reception is $50. Scholarship opportunities are available.