Cocktails & Convos With Author Kirsten Anderson

Join us Thursday, January 19, at 7 PM for our first Convos & Cocktails of the year! Kirsten Anderson will do a reading and Q&A, encouraging us to eliminate harassment and change toxic environments. 

Her book More than Words, which chronicles her legal and personal journey after workplace harassment, will be available for signing! We can’t wait to see you there and share a cocktail/mocktail with you!

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 7 PM 
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books 

More Than Words by Kirsten Anderson

In More Than Words: Turn #MeToo into #ISaidSomething, Kirsten Anderson shares her remarkable journey from the debilitating despair of harassment to hope. After years of employment in a verbally abusive environment at the Iowa Statehouse, she lost her identity as an assertive, career-minded, confident, and empowered woman. Her relationship with her toxic employer ended when she was fired just hours after issuing a formal complaint. A legal and personal journey ensued.

Anderson won her case. Since then, she has made it her mission to educate others about the complexities of sexual harassment, bullying, and retaliation in the workplace. By sharing the realities targets of harassment face, she intends to educate readers, help targets move forward and initiate change in toxic work environments to eliminate harassment once and for all.


Kirsten Anderson is a passionate communicator who began her professional career with a degree in broadcast journalism from Northwest Missouri State University. She found herself an unlikely advocate for others after experiencing sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination in her role of Communications Director at the Iowa Statehouse. She took her former employer to court and won.

Anderson was 2018 Metro Woman of the Year and a finalist for Inspiring Woman of Iowa. When she isn’t transforming workplace culture, she and her husband spend time revitalizing their historic home. They also enjoy playing board games and cycling with their son and watching him play football.