Susan Black joined the League of Women Voters of Evanston, Illinois in May 2008. She served as President of the LWV Evanston from 2010-2013 while working full-time at Northwestern University supporting academic and research program development. She relocated to Tucson in April 2018 and has always believed in giving back to her community through volunteer work ranging from an annual celebration of the arts to welcome in the new year to serve on various academic advisory boards. Susan received her M.S. in Organization Development from Loyola University Chicago in June 1998. She joined the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson in April 2018. She currently serves as Program Officer for the LWV Greater Tucson and is co-chair of the Voter Education Program committee.
Questions / Topics:
How the 19th Amendment being passed is a watershed moment for legal rights in general for women
We will bring up a number of historical markers – like women opening bank accounts under their own name, getting loans, etc. and how it affected them running their own businesses.
League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson
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Vivian Harte is currently the President of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson. She was formerly the Membership Chair and the Secretary to the Board for the local League. She is also serving on the Board of the Arizona League of Women Voters. She teaches online courses in assertiveness, self-confidence, and teamwork. She taught Women in Society classes at Pima Community College for 10 years and classes on writing and critical thinking at the University of Phoenix for 4 years. She has been an advocate for solar energy and served for years on the Tucson/Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission. She was the Chair of Concerned Arizonans for Renewable Energy (CARE) that took solar and energy conservation legislation to the state legislature and she also was the Chair of the Arizona Solar Energy Association in the 1990s. Vivian has two children, one who is the Director of a Program at Eller College at the University of Arizona, and one who is teaching at a high school in China. She lives in Tucson with her husband, brother, three dogs and two cats.
Too Busy Gals
Jessica Badowski is the owner and founder of Tucson based Too Busy Gals. Too Busy Gals was established in 2008 in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2011. It was established as a business to the business service provider after multiple requests for assistance with social media, branding, and marketing from peer business owners. After 20+ years in non-profit management and anti-poverty social work, Jessica decided to break out and start her own business. In 2008, it became quickly apparent the need for high-quality education and coaching social media services were exploding. After 3 years working with national partners in marketing and social media, Too Busy Gals began developing its own roster of clients. Current clientele ranges from a local manufacturing company, land developer, Moroccan artisan e-commerce business, to NYT Bestselling author, and non-profit serving breast cancer survivors.
Too Busy Gals is very active in the local Tucson business community. Currently, Legacy Partners of Local First Arizona, strategic partners with Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Marana Chamber of Commerce, and Vail Chamber of Commerce. Charity and volunteer work has been a passion of Jessica’s and is a central part of Too Busy Gals business model. Currently, Too Busy Gals is part of 100+Women Who Care Tucson, eWomen Network Foundation sponsor, and partner with Big Hearts, Helping Hands Arizona Secret Santa program.
Lisa Benson joined Too Busy Gals in October 2017. Her role is community outreach and connecting local businesses to the training and coaching services Too Busy Gals offers. With a background in event planning, marketing, and advertising research, and extensive marketing experience in networking environments, she ensures Too Busy Gals meets the needs of the Tucson business community. As an active 4-H mom and owner of dogs, birds, rabbits, chickens, pigeons, quail and recently a cat, she is an avid animal enthusiast.