Mindy Lisa Finn (born February 10, 1981) is an American entrepreneur and digital media strategist, who was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election as the running mate of Evan McMullin.
Mindy Lisa Finn
February 10, 1981
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Political party||Independent (2016–present)|
David Feinberg (m. 2009)
|Education||Boston University (BA)|
George Washington University
Early life and educationEdit
Finn and her husband David Feinberg have two sons.
Finn is founder and current president of Empowered Women, a non-profit working to expand and diversify the conversation on feminism and women's equality. Finn previously worked at Twitter heading up strategic partnerships in Washington, D.C., and specializing in business development. She was recently named one of "50 Politicos to Watch" by POLITICO and a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian magazine. Finn has also been named one of the Best in Digital by FamousDC.
Finn is currently based in Washington, D.C. Most of Finn's work focuses on technology's impact on politics and democracy, and she has built tools and programs to empower individuals to organize and shape policy.
Finn is a panelist and lecturer and has spoken at:
- South by Southwest Interactive conference,
- Personal Democracy Forum
- Brookings Institution
- Edelman Academic Summit
- Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University
- Milken Institute
- American Political Science Association Summit, Kellogg's Media Management Center at Northwestern University
- New Politics Institute at the University of Texas
- American Association of Political Consultants, Politics Online, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany)
- Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Dominican Republic)
2016 vice presidential candidacyEdit
In 2016, Finn was chosen as the running mate of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin. The ticket finished fifth in the popular vote, receiving 0.54%. However, it did receive roughly 7% in Idaho and 22% in Utah.
In addition, Finn has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NPR and other media channels to provide political commentary. She is regularly quoted in print publications, including Politico.
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- "CNN-tea party debate draws criticism". Politico. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
- "Making Politics Hip: Republican Mindy Finn says the first impulse of political strategists should be to think digitally". National Journal.
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