On this episode of the podcast, Nancy has a conversation with Samra Brouk, who is running for state senate in upstate New York. Up until now, Samra’s career has been in public service, seeing the impact of government policies on people’s lives up close, and now she wants to use that insight as a lawmaker helping to craft those policies. Samra talks about finding common ground among the voters in her diverse district, the importance of nurturing political talent in state legislatures and the effect of Covid-19 on the issues people are facing today. Samra also gives her advice to women, and particularly women of color, thinking of running for office. If you want to hear what the future of leadership sounds like, this podcast is for you. Samra is smart, thoughtful and cares deeply about improving people's lives. She is also a rising star, and this won’t be the last time you’ll hear her name.