Mindy Finn was born and raised outside of Houston, Texas where she graduated from Kingwood High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Masters in Political Management at George Washington University.
Mindy served most recently as the founder and president of Empowered Women, a bi-partisan organization that gives voice to a bold, new generation of American women in civic life. Throughout her career she has found strength in the belief that America is a nation where all people can make a difference, in their own lives, and the lives of others.
Like so many other Americans, her call to civic service began in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11th. For Mindy, those attacks showed that our ideals are under attack, and we must not take our freedom for granted.
Beginning as a communications and legislative aide on Capitol Hill, Mindy quickly built a career advocating for conservative principles and candidates across the country. She has worked with both President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney to help advance the ideals of liberty and equality that she always believed set the United States apart as a great nation.
Mindy also has a personal understanding of the many challenges that face small business owners across America. Having founded and run her own company, she knows how stifling bureaucratic regulations can be on innovation and prosperity. Nowhere is this more true than in our technology sector, where Mindy’s work with Twitter, Google and other tech and media companies has helped her earn a reputation as one of Washingtonian’s 100 “Tech Titans.” She believes that America has been the birthplace of some of the world’s most innovative brands and technology precisely because of its bold character and dedication to free enterprise.
Mindy previously helped to build Twitter’s presence in DC, leading strategic partnerships for politics and advocacy in the 2012 election cycle, earning her recognition as one of AdAge’s “40 Under 40” leading innovation in media and POLITICO’s “50 Politicos to Watch.”
As the 2016 election unfolded, however, Mindy found herself increasingly disappointed with the two major parties’ candidates. She believes that our country is at a crossroads, where the people are more distrustful and dissatisfied with politics than ever before. People no longer feel their voices are being heard. Having encouraged others to run her whole life, she knew it was time to walk the walk herself. She is proud to stand up with Evan to give the American people a vote in which they can take pride.
Mindy and her husband David are the proud parents of two sons, Max and Nathan.