Stacey Abrams To Female Business Leaders: You Can Use Your Platform To Amplify Need For Voting Right
Maggie McGrath Forbes Staff ForbesWomen
Phyllis Newhouse was watching the news in the days following Georgia’s passage of a far-reaching bill that restricts voting rights when she heard one of the anchors say something that piqued her attention: the men of the Fortune 500, this anchor said, need to stand up and speak out against the bill.
A Georgia resident and entrepreneur herself—she is the founder of cybersecurity firm Xtreme Solutions and the CEO of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp—Newhouse immediately called her friend (and investor) Stacey Abrams.
“I said to Stacey, ‘Why aren't we in the conversation? Why have we been left out of the conversation, and how do we get in?’” Newhouse says.