Local politics is not only the level where the most tangible legislative change can be made, but also the level where most people entering politics will start. So for those reasons, we’re devoting two episodes to a discussion with someone who threw her hat into the local ring, won, and is now sharing all her insider advice. In the latest in our ongoing series on Mothers in Politics, we have Part 1 of our interview with Arkansas City Councilwoman Gayatri Agnew. She's talking about her journey to politics, how her children were changed by the experience, and why she thinks you should join her. And don't miss Part 2 in Episode 35!
Gayatri Agnew serves on the leadership team of Walmart’s Global Responsibility division where she leads strategy and philanthropy for Walmart’s efforts on economic mobility. She is currently a Presidential Leadership Scholar and serves on the national boards for the Vote Mama Foundation and Path Forward. She is a former board member of the Center for Women and Democracy and has previously served as a Clinton Fellow with the American India Foundation, working on reskilling in India. In December 2020, she was elected to the Bentonville, Arkansas City Council. She lives in Bentonville, AR with her husband, Ryan, and their two young children, Rohan and Kamala.