Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, will participate on two panels at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Treasurer Jones was invited by 20/20 Leaders of America to participate in their Justice Forum panel on July 26. The 20/20 Leaders of America is a diverse, bipartisan group of black politicians, prosecutors, defense attorneys, political strategists, police chiefs and other law enforcement from across the nation. The forum will focus on public perception and media coverage of criminal justice reform efforts, and how best to push the next president to develop a plan of action that will result in measurable positive outcomes by the year 2020.
In addition, Business Forward has asked Treasurer Jones to lead their panel discussion on Diversity and Women in Leadership on July 27. Business Forward works to identify, recruit and brief small business owners, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to participate in policy debates.
Panel participants will share their perspectives on current policy proposals and what business leaders can do to help create more leadership opportunities for women and minorities. Treasurer Jones was selected to lead this panel because of her leadership on economic empowerment for women and her efforts to encourage women to take leadership roles.
"I am thrilled to be participating in these panels," said Treasurer Jones. "I look forward to sharing my thoughts on how we can reform our criminal justice system, provide better leadership and create more opportunities for women and minorities. These panels are great places to start much needed discussions on what needs to be done to make our country a better place to live for everyone, not just a select few."
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