Shaping the Future: The Power of Public Policy

Kaye Mitchell, Founding Partner of Women Impacting Public Policy, and Frances E. Jefferson, Region 8 Administrator, U.S. Dept. of Labor Women's Bureau

Since 1995, Kaye Mitchell has been consulting small businesses in strategic planning and development, especially when navigating the intricacies of government contracting. She is CEO of Certify to Success and a National Founding Partner as well as the Colorado Instant Impact Team Leader of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

Frances E. Jefferson joined the U. S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau in June 1988. She is Regional Administrator for the Region VIII, Women's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor, where she is responsible for administering programs in Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Fran has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. She is the proud mother of two extraordinary sons, Adofo and Valentino and five grandsons and two granddaughters.