For Immediate Release

Contact: Tina Noel, 317.709.3103

24 Democratic women chosen to propel ‘Hoosier Women Forward’

Leadership training program announces second class to take part in initiative aimed at preparing women for influential roles in public and private sectors

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 6, 2019 – Twenty-four (24) Democratic women from across Indiana – a diverse group with impressive and varied backgrounds – have been selected for Hoosier Women Forward’s (HWF) second class. Launched just last year, the Hoosier Women Forward leadership program is aimed at preparing and propelling Democratic women into influential roles in the public and private sectors.

“We were so pleased to see so many distinguished and determined women from across our state apply this year,” said HWF Board Chair Shannon Mears. “It’s exciting to see that there is so much interest in our program, and that we are truly building a network of active Democratic women in Indiana.”

Following are the 24 women who will be participating in the nine-month HWF leadership program, which will get underway later this month:

Tai Adkins, Gary

Amy Back, Evansville

Terry Bailey, Muncie

Ashley Brooks, Indianapolis

Emily Bryant, Indianapolis

Arica Buchanan, Merrillville

Julie Chambers, Fishers

Mindy Fountain, Granger

Jessica Garcia, Indianapolis

Kaisa Goodman, Bloomington

Andrea Hunley, Indianapolis

Lindsey Madinger, Pendleton

Erin Marqua, Greendale

Misti Meehan, Fort Wayne

Kara Monroe, Indianapolis

Tonda Pauley, Evansville

Michelle Study-Campbell, Indianapolis

Carrie Summers, Noblesville

Rebecca TeKolste, Indianapolis

Marie Theisz, Terre Haute

Bianca Tirado, South Bend

Erin Vahrenkamp, Carmel

Faith Van Gilder, Huntertown

Nicole Yates, New Albany

“The group reflects the diversity – geographic, racial, religious and more – that makes our state and country so strong, and a key element of the HWF program,” said Amy Levander, HWF Executive Director. “Not only will they learn from one another, but will be exposed to speakers, topics and experiences that will shape their personal and professional lives going forward.”

A Section 527 nonprofit political organization, HWF raises funds through private donations and fundraising events.

On September 20th, HWF will honor its second class during a fundraising luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

To learn more about HWF, you can go to www.hoosierwomenforward.org, or visit the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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