Defending Indiana

Amazing Hoosier Women: Leaders Throughout History and Today

January 25, 2023 Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez Season 3 Episode 30
Defending Indiana
Amazing Hoosier Women: Leaders Throughout History and Today
Show Notes

Indiana has been home to extraordinary women.  From actors and singers and writers to entrepreneurs and notable women from history, amazing women have been born and raised in Indiana (or if they spent a few years here - we're claiming them too!).

One of these amazing Hoosier women, Christina Hale, worked her way through college as a proud single mother and served as a nonprofit executive for Kiwanis International, fulfilling a variety of roles that included chief communications officer and executive director for Kiwanis Youth Programs worldwide. A former state legislator for the Indiana General Assembly and the first Latina to run for statewide office in Indiana, Christina earned a reputation for bipartisanship and resolve. In 2021, Christina was appointed by the Biden-Harris Administration to head communications for the US International Development Finance Corporation. She continues to fight against sexual violence and advocate for youth and democracy.

In her book, "Why Not You?", Hale shows why, no matter your age, now is the time to find your platform and pursue the vital causes that inspire you. Christina discusses the importance of positional leadership, how to channel a servant leader’s heart, and why it’s easier than you think to create your own path toward transformative change. With powerful stories of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, Why Not You? is an interactive guide that points you in the right direction and inspires you to say yes to your calling.

 Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
 Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
 Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
 Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger

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