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We Built This City: A Podcast and Interview with San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen


"It's important for us to be honest because that's how other women will continue to grow." - Malia Cohen, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

It’s an extraordinary time for "San Franciscans rising up to lead San Francisco."

In the first of two remarkable interviews with two of San Francisco's leading ladies, The She-Compass Show is joined by city native and President of the Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen for a lively discussion about sisterhood, mentorship, and community support.

Listen and watch as President Cohen shares personal stories about what inspired her to start her career at “The People’s Palace" and what she is doing today to help others prosper. Cohen is a leader of a city that is a forerunner in the global technology boom and boasts the 5th largest economy in the world.

WATCH: San Francisco President of the Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen sits down with author and host of "The She-Compass Show" Helen Owens for a discussion on the importance of female sisterhood in the political arena.

President Cohen was unanimously elected in June by the Board of Supervisors to serve as its legislative branch president. Cohen has been a steadfast advocate on a number of issues, including police reform and the implementation of a soda tax designed to help in “reducing health disparities for people of color and working class people.” She remains committed to supporting people with the greatest need; says Cohen, “It is so humbling to see young children come up to me and say, ‘you’re my role model and I admire you.’”

WATCH: President Cohen discusses on CBS Sunday Morning another legislative issue of which she was the leader --the eradication of flavored tobacco in San Francisco.

She-Compass is excited to share in this interview some of the amazing accomplishments of President Cohen. Be sure to listen to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Spotify, or watch the interview on YouTube. And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review!

And stay tuned, because our interview with Mayor of San Francisco London Breed will be available soon! Political powerhouse Mayor Breed is the first African-American and only the second woman to hold the title of Mayor of San Francisco, and she’s talking with us about how her upbringing helped give her the strength and determination to become one of America's most watched female leaders. This is an interview you don’t want to miss!

The She-Compass Show is inspired by the book Finding Our She-Compass: Fifteen Life Lessons for Women Voyaging Toward Restoration, Reconstruction, and Renewal, and is a show designed to share ideas, opinions, and commentary that empower women and celebrate the bonds of sisterhood.

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