After a debilitating accident in 2016, Hélène Vincent, a Boston millennial left her corporate job and ran for Elected Office. Over the next 18 months, she knocked on 13,758 constituent doors, raised over $85,000 and came in 3rd place in a crowded field. She also experienced firsthand the extra difficulties facing women candidates. Come hear from her experience about why so many women have decided to run for office, what their experience is like and what we can do to help them.
 
Hélène Vincent is a longtime activist for social and environmental justice, a champion of the LGBTQ+ community, and an experienced mediator and negotiator. She was previously Director of Research and Academic Partnerships at EF Education First. Hélène launched her campaign for City Council after observing how rampant power imbalances marginalize large segments of our community, and she made listening a centerpiece of her run. She ran for City Council to make Boston inclusive, accessible, and affordable for all.