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Inside Advocacy: How Women United Makes an Impact
June 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree!
Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Advocacy team will share our unique position for impact and update us on the 2022 legislative session outcomes and what’s next for 2023, as it relates to Women United’s focus areas of early childhood education and women’s financial stability. Women United’s Steering Committee chair will also share her journey to launching Women United’s Advocacy Committee to encourage others to get involved in affecting systemic change.
There will be time for questions and answers, so come prepared to discuss and learn how you can make a difference by engaging in advocacy for causes important to you.
Learn more about Women United.
As Director of Advocacy and External Engagement, Kristen provides support and leadership for the organization’s policy agenda driving equitable systems change that is aligned with its strategic focus areas. Engaging more deeply in policy and advocacy allows United Way to leverage its unique position to address community issues through an integrated, holistic lens. Kristen joined United Way in 2012 where she managed partnerships with the Start Early Funders Coalition and MinneMinds to create aligned, state-wide efforts to ensure all children are prepared for kindergarten and lifelong success.
Tina has been with United Way since September 2021. She is part of the Advocacy and External Engagement Team, which is within the larger Community Impact department. Tina is responsible for advocating at the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of United Way’s nonprofit partners.
Autumn Way has been a Women United member since 2015 and on the steering committee since 2018. She worked for Wells Fargo for 23 years, most recently as a regional bank president. She is now the Co-Founder of People Possibility, a culture and leadership consulting company partnering with organizations to create cultures of connection, kindness, and love in the workplace. Chairing the advocacy committee for Women United was a huge step outside of her comfort zone. Still, she has learned so much about how policy and legislation play such a key role in making sustainable change for the issues that matter.