Amber Small joins this year’s list of TEDxBuffaloWomen speakers with an important question: why aren’t there more women in elected office? Throughout the United States women are significantly underrepresented in all levels of government, including Congress, where they make up less than 20% of the total membership.
Through her participation in WomenElect, Amber has spent the past several months working to address and conquer her own “space between” understanding the need for more women in elected office and making the decision to be a part of the solution by becoming a candidate.
Drawing from her experiences, as well as her professional background in political and legislative work for the City of Buffalo and Planned Parenthood, Amberwill address the uncertainties that deter so many women from seeking elected office and the ways we can combat them.
A native of Western New York, Amber was raised in Fredonia before moving to Buffalo to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Buffalo and a Master of Science in Public Relations from Buffalo State University.