Raimondo Hosts 7th and 8th Grade Girls for 2016 Governor for a Day Summer Roundtable

By Carmen Russo
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by female members of her cabinet, today hosted 7th and 8th grade girls who participated in her 2016 Women’s History Month Essay Contest for a roundtable discussion on women and leadership.

«These young women were compassionate and smart,» Raimondo said. «As they continue to pursue leadership roles in their schools and communities, it was important to bring them together to share ideas and learn about government. They are the future of Rhode Island and will play an important role in our state’s comeback.»

Raimondo shakes hands with finalist Alexandra Lastor of Providence

Members of Governor Raimondo’s cabinet, including Chief Strategy Officer of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Tasked with Overseeing DCYF Jamia McDonald, Medicaid Director Anya Rader Wallack, Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, and Department of Human Services Director Melba Depeña Affigne, join 7th and 8th grade girls for a discussion on women and leadership.

One of the essayists, Mackenzie Grant of Pawtucket, asks the Governor a question.