Women Who Lead: Empowering Women in Politics

Please join Chair Daisy Thomas at our new conversational series Women Who Lead. This first installment will focus on empowering women in politics and will feature the following panelists:


In 2012, Representative Angela Romero won election to represent House District 26 at the Utah Legislature. In 2016, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as the House Democrat Assistant Whip. Representative Romero champions issues that include victim’s rights, preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, and promotes clean energy initiatives that will provide Utah a sustainable and stable future. Representative Romero received the 2015 YWCA Public Official of the Year Award for her work on sexual violence, immigration, economic and environmental justice issues. She is a graduate of the University of Utah.







Kat Martinez is the Chair of the Utah Democratic Party Women’s Caucus. She is an advocate for education, gender equality and increasing access to affordable and high quality child care. She is a board member with UCASA (Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and has volunteered with Planned Parenthood’s Teen Success program mentoring and supporting teen moms. Kat has three young children, and she enjoys volunteering with the PTA at their neighborhood school. She believes all politics are local, and works to get women elected to city council and state legislative seats.








Attorney, author, and activist, Christine Pelosi has spent her life successfully fighting for the Democratic party.

Christine began her legal career as a public interest attorney in the City of San Francisco. She then served as HUD Special Counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, a Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, a Democratic National Committee member elected from California, and a volunteer board member for the National AIDS Memorial Grove, the Young Democrats of America and the New Leaders Council.

An avid baseball fan, she serves on the San Francisco Giants Community Fund board of directors. She is married to Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Kaufman. They live in San Francisco with Octavio, 16, and Bella, 7. Bella has traveled with mom advancing Democrats and democracy throughout the West and other countries.

Christine holds a JD degree from University of California Hastings, College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.



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