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Transgender Diversity and Representation in Politics with Lisa Middleton

Being a woman in a boardroom or a political office can be challenging, but being transgender is a whole other level of power, grace, and representation issues. Today, we invited Lisa Middleton, who is the third transgender person in US History to serve as Mayor of an American city, and the first transgender person to serve as Mayor in the state of California. This week’s episode 21 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about being transgender in the political space!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Lisa Middleton are sharing the importance of transgender diversity in board rooms and in political spaces and actionable steps you can take right now to support and encourage other transwomen.

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

  • What LGBTQ+ communities and political stances have been throughout the last 50 years of change, and how Lisa has seen this firsthand.

  • The power of having LGBTQ+ diversified representation in boardrooms, and what we all bring to the table.

  • The most powerful thing corporate leaders can do following what we’ve learned in the pandemic and during the great resignation.

  • How being transgender has become politicalized and how best to support your fellow trans-community members.

I hope this conversation made you puff up in pride for Pride Month. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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