Women's Caucus Co-Chairs

Meet the NLC Women's Caucus Co-Chairs

Kylie Patterson 

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Kylie Patterson is committed to economic equity and the elimination of poverty. As the Sr. Advisor for Local Economic Inclusion at Johns Hopkins, she works to create jobs, and focus investments in minority- and women-owned businesses in Baltimore and the region. Over the course of her career, her work has led to the annual employment of over 1,200 low-income youth in the City of Minneapolis and the development of more than 250 jobs for low-income adults nationally. Kylie is also an accomplished writer. Her writings have been featured in the Baltimore Sun, CNN, The Huffington Post and Blavity.  Ms. Patterson holds a B.A. in African American Studies and Political Science from Temple University and M.P.P. from the University of Minnesota. She is also a Truman Scholar, Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow and New Leaders Council Fellow (2015) – New Jersey.

 

Lorena Hardwick

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Lorena Hardwick has lived in Tampa for the last twenty five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (FSU) and Master of Arts in Organizational Management. She is married and has one daughter, who is five. In the last 18 years Lorena has worked in both the nonprofit and government sectors. She has done outreach and bilingual communications for City government and has spent the last seven years as the Legislative Aide for Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez; with a brief hiatus to work as the West Central Florida Political Director in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Lorena has extensive volunteer experience both as a volunteer manager working with over sixty agencies in the Tampa Bay area, as well as hands on volunteer experience with some of her favorite agencies. She recently completed a two year appointment to Hillsborough County’s Diversity Council and wrapped up two years as the Director for the New Leaders Council Tampa Bay Chapter.

Marta Hanson

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Marta Hanson is a passionate advocate working at the intersection of leadership development and social change.  Her background spans reproductive rights, politics, fundraising, business coaching, community building, and higher education – including work in both the DC and SF offices of NARAL Pro-Choice America and on the 2014 CA Attorney General re-election campaign of now-Senator Kamala D. Harris.  Currently, Marta serves as Assistant Dean & Associate Director of the Stanford Women's Community Center, where she gets to help build and support a thriving intersectional feminist community.  As a certified strengths coach & facilitator and founder of Social Impact Coaching, Marta brings strengths-based development to individuals and organizations working for social justice.  She serves as board co-chair of the Stanford Alumni Women's Impact Network (WIN), which connects Stanford alumni committed to social justice and gender equity across the globe, and on the NLC San Francisco board. Marta holds degrees in American Studies and Feminist Studies from Stanford.