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Transforming Communities through Visionary Leadership with Aja Brown

Local politics is often regarded as the most important level of government. It is where decisions are made that affect you and those in your community directly and daily, and where people come together to improve where they live. Aja Brown became mayor of Compton, California in 2013 by doing just that, caring for her community and inspiring others to do the same. She is here today to talk all about her time as mayor, her passion for creating effective technology, and more. This week’s episode 123 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about transforming communities through visionary leadership! 



In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Aja Brown is sharing the importance of data in driving equity and justice and actionable steps you can take right now to be an effective, values-driven elected official. 


A visionary leader with an unshakeable commitment to equity, access, and opportunity, Aja Brown stands at the forefront of catalytic growth, harnessing technology to transform government, deliver efficiencies that remove red-tape, and empower stakeholders of communities across the U.S. through the democratization of data. Throughout her career, she has been a driving force for transformation, impacting people and places around the world through her leadership, fresh perspective and ability to strongly connect with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. As Mayor, Aja pioneered groundbreaking initiatives that revolutionized city administration, broadened access to technology, and cultivated a culture of innovation and growth.



Some of the talking points Julie and Aja go over in this episode include:

  • Aja’s journey to Compton and call to run for mayor.

  • The 12 point vision for sustainable community development.

  • The challenges of being a young, female leader and the physical toll it can take.

  • The government's role in creating a demand for effective and efficient technology.


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