You asked and we are answering – GAIN POWER is starting a new series designed to get you the advice you crave and the networking you need. That’s why we are launching a weekly Career Advice and Networking series – this is an open meeting where you can ask questions of progressive movement veterans and meet a range of people at different points in their careers. We’ll make space for open conversation and do some fun games to help you branch out and meet new people.
This week’s guest is Nadia Nisha Belkin. She currently serves as the Colorado State Director for America Votes. She is the first woman of color to hold this position. In her role, she facilitates the development of electoral plans and long-term power building in the progressive issue advocacy space. Her work involves the coordination and alignment of strategic planning efforts amongst forty-one in-state partners as well as numerous national organizations. Prior to this role, Nadia was the National Deputy Field Director at America Votes where she traveled to various states to provide on the ground infrastructure evaluation as well as hands-on skills training and technical assistance. As an Indian-American Muslim woman, Nadia has worked to elevate the voices and profiles of people of color. In 2020, she was named in The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs “40 Under 40” list for her work and commitment to building out AAPI voter engagement in key battleground states.
She will talk about her career path, and her advice for building your career.