Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Joané Booth, who is passionate about engaging with communities of color in her work at the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. She entered the government arena not knowing a lot about government. Quickly she understood the impact of policy and she caught the bug. Having now worked at both state and federal levels and on political campaigns, Joané is passionate and driven to make a difference.
As a Partnerships Manager, Joané assists with building strong authentic and intentional relationships with diverse communities and businesses across the state.
Prior to joining the Michigan LCV team, Joané lived in Minnesota and worked as a Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Director for U.S. Senator Tina Smith. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, she was a legislative assistant to Minnesota State Senator Bobby Joe Champion and worked on Presidential and local Minnesota campaigns as a Political Director.
Joané graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a bachelors in public relations. Joané is also an alumni of the 2016-2017 Humphrey Policy Fellowship at the University of Minnesota and a recipient of the 2018 40 under 40 award from The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. She currently lives in Canton with her husband.
Favorite Place in Michigan: Eau Claire where her dad was raised and she spent many summers with family!
You can follow Joané on LinkedIn and Twitter: @joanepmcafee
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