Workplace Harassment: The Big Picture


JANUARY 4, 2019

Kirsten Anderson, Advocate & Founder, Equitas Solutions

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
1000 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

$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, she was fired from her job after five successful years as Communications Director for Iowa Senate Republicans. Fired seven hours after formally complaining about repeated harassment and retaliatory behavior by staff and lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse, Kirsten 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. This rare award sent a message to the Iowa statehouse that harassment, intimidation, and retaliation is not tolerated in the work place, especially where Iowa’s laws are made.

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, Kirsten 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, JANUARY 1. Please email gro.a1545182510woiec1545182510naill1545182510ahtia1545182510fretn1545182510i@sno1545182510itces1545182510retni1545182510rc1545182510 or call 515.279.8715. If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, payment for your reservation is appreciated if you do not cancel by the Tuesday deadline.

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or gro.a1545182510woiec1545182510naill1545182510ahtia1545182510fretn1545182510i@sno1545182510itces1545182510retni1545182510rc1545182510. Who are you going to invite?

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.