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Ms. Kindra Speech
Kindra Speech is a native of North Carolina and a very thankful breast cancer survivor. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA where she received her B.A. in English Literature and Women’s Studies. After college, Kindra went on to live and teach English as a Second Language in Japan for several years. Since moving to Michigan in 2012, Kindra quickly became involved in her community. She served as Precinct Delegate in Oak Park and has been reelected three times in Eastpointe. She recently was appointed to the City of Eastpointe Beautification Commission.
As a four year member on the Board of Directors of the Women Officials Network, Kindra is dedicated to assisting WON carry out the organizational mission of encouraging women of all ages and backgrounds to become more involved in public policy through elected and appointed office. This is accomplished by providing networking opportunities for women officials and presenting training to inspire and empower current and future policy makers. Kindra strongly believes that when more women are at the political table, issues that women face are more likely to be addressed.
As an educator from a woman’s college, Kindra is a tireless advocate for women and children. She became involved in Girl Scouts as a child in Colorado and continued that involvement as a troop leader with Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, Inc. She has volunteered for two years with GSSEM and with Camp Moxie here in Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, advocating for public policy and health care issues, and volunteering for organizations such as The Pink Fund, Girls Scouts, the American Red Cross, and other worthy organizations. She receives the most joy from seeing young people reach their highest potential.
Ms. Speech’s Michigan Partners Project Speaking Topics:
- Access to Paid Sick Days and Its Role in Economic Stability
- Equal Pay for Women