#EmpowerHer

Reclaiming Our Time

Special Guest Speaker: T'wina Franklin

In 2012 T’wina Franklin co-founded Ladies First, a school-based learning program dedicated to building community and empowering women and girls - www.Ladies1stOrg.com. T'wina is Interim President and CEO of Tacoma Urban League, School Board Director of University Place School District, TEDx speaker, and the recipient of the University of Puget Distinguished Alumni Young Logger Service Award, City Club of Tacoma Dennis G. Seinfeld Emerging Leader Award as well as the Tacoma Public Schools WASA Community Leadership Award. T'wina is a graduate of The University of Puget Sound and has her Master of Arts in Teaching and a degree in U.S. Politics. In 2007 she began teaching middle school science and by 2009 had her first experience consulting political campaigns for candidates including Tacoma City Councilwoman Victoria Woodards, Tacoma School Board Candidate Dr. Dexter Gordon, and Congressman Denny Heck. In addition to teaching and her work consulting political campaigns, T’wina is serving her eight year as a board member for her children’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) in University Place School District. Such a BAWSE!

***This Bio was provided to me by Mrs T'wina Franklin***


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