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Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment

Kirsten Anderson is on a mission to end workplace harassment through education. She found herself an unlikely advocate for those facing harassment in the workplace after she took a stand against her former employer: the State of Iowa. On May 17, 2013 she was fired from her job Communications Director for Iowa Senate Republicans after filing her fourth complaint about repeated sexual harassment and retaliatory behavior by staff and lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse. She sued the State of Iowa and Iowa Senate Republicans for wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation and won. She is now a full-time advocate and consultant for harassment-free workplaces.

Kirsten has a degree in broadcast journalism, is a 2018 Inspiring Woman of Iowa Finalist, and a 2008 Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute graduate. She’s President of the Central Iowa chapter of the Association of Women in Communications and in her free time enjoys sharing the hilarious random things her eight year-old son says and attending any live music show with her husband.


Jul 20, 2018