WWWE 007: Tootie Smith - Speaker & Author on Sexual Harassment
Jul 25, 2018 | By: Pat B. Freeman
Welcome to the Women Who Win Empower Podcast! My guest today is an entrepreneur and author, Tootie Smith.
WWWE 007: In this episode, Tootie shares her story and entrepreneurial focus as an author and speaker who teaches organizations and individuals how to maneuver through sexual harassment issues through speaking and workshops with real-life examples and behavior training. She offers honest yet humorous how to’s to both men and women alike. With decades of public service, she also shares about her service as an elected official, lobbyist, and advocate in her home state of Oregon.
More About Tootie Smith:
Tootie Smith’s dual track of political and business careers started in 1988 and culminated into many firsts. She was the first women elected, ever and since, to House District 18 in Oregon State Legislature in 2001; first Republican woman ever elected to Clackamas County Board of Commissioners in 2012; and only the second Republican women to win the primary for Congress in CD 5. She has been the CEO of three corporations. Tooties speaks to groups, businesses, and individuals about behavior and attitudes on this sexual misconduct issue. Her book, Pay-to-Play: Sexual Harassment American Style, tells the history of sexual harassment and abuse up to modern times to how to fix it. She also describes herself as a Political Evangelist for Women in Leadership. Tootie Smith resides in northern Oregon.
You Will Learn:
About her entrepreneurial focus
What inspired her to become an entrepreneur and author
How she defines sexual harassment
How the Time’s Up and Me Too Movement impacts her as a speaker
What empowerment means to her
About her challenges as an elected official and entrepreneur
Ways she works to empower women
How and why more women can/should become involved in politics
How to prevent or avoid sexual harassment
How her book can help make a difference
What she advises millennials who aspire to be politicians and/or entrepreneurs
What she would say to President Trump if she had the opportunity
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