women in politics

...Emelie didn't think about running for office until someone said to her, "you should run for office.  You're very passionate about these issues."...she's got a very good voice around equity. And people saw that value that she could bring to the table and so they encouraged her to run…. The same was true of Faith with her path.  And I would also say that is true of me that people encouraged… and said, “ You need to run for mayor we want you to run for mayor.” – Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht on women’s paths to leadership positions.

MN Historical Society

In this 2nd Strong Women Podcast only conversation we look at one extraordinary woman in Minnesota History - Coya Knutson.

 

Today we looked back at a Focus Group we held on June 10th of 2019 at the KAXE Studios in Grand Rapids. 

About 13 women were in attendance including hosts and facilitator Heidi Holtan and  Laura Connelly. 

Laura recently read an interesting article in The Atlantic magazine.  It said that the best hope for improving the lot of all women is to close the leadership gap by doing the following: 

Strong Sandy

Jul 2, 2018
Sandy Layman

We continue our Strong Women series with Representative Sandy Layman (R).  Sandy lives in the Grand Rapids area  and represents MN District 5b.

Strong Tasha

May 31, 2018
https://www.facebook.com/CouncilorConnelly/

We continue our series with strong women in northern MN with Grand Rapids Council member Tasha Connelly.  She tells us what led her to run for office and a couple of important issues facing the city of Grand Rapids. 

Do you know a strong women with a story to tell?  Email us! 

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