Workplace Harassment: The Big Picture

JULY 19, 2019

KIRSTEN ANDERSON, Advocate & Founder, Equitas Solutions

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch

As the country wrestles with the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, Kirsten will provide a comprehensive look at what many are not talking about, dealing with, and thinking about when it comes to this pervasive problem.

Kirsten Anderson is a passionate communicator who found herself an unlikely advocate for those facing harassment in the workplace after she took a stand against her former employer: The State of Iowa. On May 17, 2013, Kirsten was fired from her job–seven hours after formally complaining about repeated harassment and retaliatory behavior by staff and lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse–after five successful years as Communications Director for Iowa Senate Republicans. She sued the State of Iowa and Iowa Senate Republicans for wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation and was awarded $2.2 million by a jury of her peers.

Kirsten has a degree in broadcast journalism from Northwest Missouri State University. Her professional experience includes running a non-profit, working as a communication coach and trainer, and managing an award-winning professional development program. She is a 2008 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute graduate and former member of the Leadership Institute’s Board of Governors. She is currently President of the local chapter of the Association of Women in Communications and owns Equitas Solutions, a full-time harassment-free workplace consultancy. In her free time enjoys sharing the hilarious random things her eight-year-old son says and enjoying live music with her husband.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 13; email gro.a1566487759woiec1566487759naill1566487759ahtia1566487759fretn1566487759i@ofn1566487759i1566487759 or call 515.279.8715. PLEASE NOTE: When you make your reservation, we order a meal for you. If you are unable to attend, we must still pay for your meal. Payment for your reservation is very helpful and appreciated. Thank you!

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