Equity Series: Empowering Women in the Workplace

12:00:00 - 13:00:00
Zoom only


Empowering Women in the Workplace: Breaking Barriers and Building Success in Minnesota

Heather will provide a brief overview of the significant legislative milestones enacted by the Minnesota Legislature since women’s Suffrage. Additionally, she will delve into Minnesota-specific data concerning women, shedding light on pertinent details regarding recent legislation and its implications for women in the workforce.

Heather J. Heyer is the Director of the Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW) at the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission. The OESW is a non-partisan office that advises the legislature and provides information and statistics on women in Minnesota. Prior to this role, Heather was a Management Analyst for the City of Rochester, Minnesota where she led the city’s robust and transparent engagement process for redistricting following the 2020 Census. She was the interim Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, leading an effort to improve and increase accessibility, reducing barriers for citizens to make their voice heard in the election process. Heather is passionate about connecting residents with government, as well as using qualitative and quantitative data to drive policy change. This continues to be a focus for Heather as she works to study and report to the legislature on the economic status of women across the state of Minnesota. Heather has her master’s in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where she studied election administration, local government, and gender and representation.

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About the Equity Alliance Equity Series
The Equity Alliance Equity Series is a monthly seminar sponsored by Destination Medical Center and the City of Rochester. The purpose is to introduce diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices, build sustainable DEI community strategies, and build advocacy and allyship within the Rochester community. The series is held virtually on the second Wednesday of every month at noon.