Midland, Texas — Mayor Patrick Payton announced Tuesday that October 17-21 is National Women in Business Week.
Mayor Payton said this week’s main goals are to promote equality and create better working conditions for women in the workplace.
Also in attendance was Kathleen Kirwan-Haynie, Executive Director of Senior Life Midland. Last year, she was instrumental in passing the Daniel Act in Texas, which protects people with disabilities from discrimination in healthcare settings.
Kirwan-Haynie said she was honored to receive the award and didn’t need to pass state law to receive it or be an advocate.
“It’s an honor to be named a publicity effort,” Kirwan-Haynie said. “I feel like you don’t have to pass state laws to be a great advocate. Look at where we need help in our community and reach out to help those people. We can all make a difference if we try.”