She Broke the Glass Ceiling as the First Single Mother and Latina Mayor of Topeka, Kansas - She Wants You to Do the Same in Your Community

Michelle De La Isla
Michelle De La Isla
She Broke the Glass Ceiling as the First Single Mother and Latina Mayor of Topeka, Kansas - She Wants You to Do the Same in Your Community

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I have led an interesting life, one that will inspire anyone to believe that with grit and determination they can overcome hardship. I will discuss the unique challenges I faced as a woman and single mother when I ran for Mayor of Topeka in 2017, as well as the current obstacles I face in...

I have led an interesting life, one that will inspire anyone to believe that with grit and determination they can overcome hardship. I will discuss the unique challenges I faced as a woman and single mother when I ran for Mayor of Topeka in 2017, as well as the current obstacles I face in her run for U.S. Congress as a Latina female in Kansas. This chat includes everything from my experience and advice on how to handle being the first and only Latina in a boardroom of executives to how to address inequalities and give a voice to others in your community.

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Michelle De La Isla
Michelle De La Isla

I am the Mayor of Topeka, Kansas and the Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress in the 2nd District of Kansas. Born of humble beginnings, I overcame extraordinary hardships including homelessness, domestic violence, and cancer on my journey into public service, and elected office. I am the first Latina and first single mother to serve as the mayor of the capital of Kansas, and was inspired to lead a life of service after learning that I could use my story to help others overcome their challenges.

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