Helen Tai has already held many roles in her life. She has had successful careers as an entrepreneur and innovator in Corporate America and, at the same time, has been highly engaged in public service. Helen has held local and State elected offices and continues to be committed to advocacy and addressing injustices in her community and beyond.

In in this episode, Helen discusses:

  • childhood experiences that shaped her later engagement in politics, including being an environmentalist at a young age and facing racism as one of very few Asian Americans in her school…
  • the progression of her political engagement from voting in all elections and writing to express her opinions to elected officials, on to various forms of political activism, and then successfully running for local and State elected offices…
  • her focus on engaging the public to speak up and to show up for positive change…
  • her experience as the only female on a community board…
  • working for restrictions on gun access in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including universal background checks…
  • voting as a sacred right and privilege, and the importance of educating ourselves about issues and candidates…
  • ways we can use our individual talents in supporting the political process…
  • doing our part to change the world.

The Power Of Stories Podcast by SayItForward.org is a podcast BY women, ABOUT women, and FOR women! Listen to the many amazing women, like Helen Tai, who share their stories with hosts Sharon D’Agostino and Yodit Kifle Smith.

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