This is a list of the actions we came up with at our meeting. After groups brainstormed on action ideas in 5 categories, participants voted on their favorites, by placing stickers of different colors on their first, second and third choices. As we compiled the actions, we assigned a point value to each sticker color and tallied the votes.
Points Women in Government Actions
54 Support candidates (vote, serve on committees, walk neighborhoods)
42 Helping overcome b
Sometimes I regret acting before I think. This isn’t one of those times. When I answered Britten Kuckelman’s video-message through Facebook at 11 pm the night after the Wichita Community Foundation Focus Forward meeting, I knew we had to do something. Because something needed to be done, and I knew I could help. The day before that fateful call, Britten, me - and all the women of Wichita, had our snow globes shaken hard with the reality of what it means to be a woman or minor
I went to the Wichita Community Foundation’s Focus Forward program on Monday. What I discovered in that hour and a half, shook me to my core. I left that meeting feeling like I’d woken up from a long abusive relationship to finally realize how futile it is to hope that things will ever change in Wichita. This city I love, and that I’ve worked hard to make a better place, is not a friendly place for women in business. I went home, and immediately opened my computer to research