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Leadership Reflections from the Mother Grizzly from Marblehead

  • Harvard Kennedy School 124 Mount Auburn Street Room 106 Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

With the federal government in disarray, Americans are turning to state legislatures for effective lawmaking and leadership. What challenges does this present?  How does grassroots leadership differ from legislative leadership?  As a member of "House leadership" how do you motivate colleagues when they are by nature, independent, and ultimately only responsible to the voters in their district?

Please join us for a discussion with Lori Ehrlich (HKS '05 MPA), Massachusetts State Representative on these and other leadership challenges.

Lori Ehrlich (HKS '05 MPA) is serving her sixth term as a Massachusetts State Representative and has also been a CPA for three decades.  In the legislature she serves as the Chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Export Development.  Augmenting her public service, she founded two nationally recognized environmental nonprofits.

While at HKS she proudly served as a Class Representative and was the Founder and President of the HKS Energy Caucus. She drew skills and inspiration from the HKS Women & Public Policy Program (WAPPP) From Harvard Square to the Oval Office, and returns to give an annual keynote address.  She also holds a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University '85.

Bring coffee or tea; bagels will be provided. Located in 124 Mt. Auburn: Suite 100N, Room 106. Please RSVP to