On Monday, February 11, CJPW convened for its first event of 2019, featuring guest speaker, Secretary of State Jena Griswold. The gathering took place at Congregation Rodef Shalom and was attended by 80 CJPW members!
Colorado attorney and politician Jena Griswold is also the Secretary of State, having defeated Republican incumbent Wayne Williams in 2018. Jena started her legal career practicing international anti-corruption law, and then began working on elections as a voter protection attorney for President Obama. She helped bring back hundreds of millions of dollars of relief when the 2013 flood hit northern Colorado. Secretary Griswold spoke about her professional journey and how she achieved her current role, in what ways her Jewish values/upbringing led her to it and offered advice for working women.
Delicious food was provided by CJPW sponsor Culinary Masters, a d’var Torah from the fabulous Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, followed by words of wisdom from the guest speaker. We are grateful so many came out and are looking forward to many great events in the future!