Women in Washington: a conversation with Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema on the current state of U.S. politics and how women are working to get things done
Join the Arizona Technology Council’s Women in the Workforce group and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday, August 3 for a candid conversation on the current state of US politics and how women are shaping our nation’s future.
This intimate chat will be moderated by Sheila Kloefkorn of KEO Marketing and held at Skysong. Registration from 10-10:30, with the presentation beginning promptly at 10:30. Lite refreshments will be served.
About Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema
Kyrsten Sinema grew up in Arizona, knowing firsthand the struggles families can face. As someone whose family at times faced serious poverty growing up, she knows what it means to struggle just to meet the most basic needs. Luckily, her hard work in school paid off with a full-ride scholarship to college. She also saved money by earning over 60 college course credits at community college while attending high school.
After college, Sinema became a social worker helping struggling families. She soon realized that the problems they came to her with – poverty, homelessness, job loss, abuse – were common to so many families. So Sinema went back to school and started working at the grassroots level to help people access our leaders and talk about their needs
Because she believes that everyone should get the same shot and that the system should not favor those at the very top, she ran for the legislature and won.
There she worked to pass tough immigration laws, securing funding for our vets, working to provide business incentives for job creation and fighting back against attempts to gut basic health care for kids, cuts to services for the elderly and dramatic drops to school funding.
Read her full bio here.