Pink Granite aims to promote an environment where women in Texas politics and policy support one another through sharing unique perspectives, lessons learned and tips for navigating the Texas Capitol one session at a time. If you would like to be interviewed, e-mail

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Bonnie  Bruce

12 Pieces of Advice for a Successful Career at the Texas Capitol - an Interview with Bonnie Bruce - former legislative staffer and now Director of Governmental Affairs for the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

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   Alyse    Meyer

"I'm Practical" and Other Clap-Worthy Moments with the LeadingAge Texas Lobbyist. Alyse discusses her relocation from Florida, to California, to eventually falling hard for Austin and building a career along the way.

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Christine Garrison

"Shut up and listen" to Christine Garrison Rodriguez - and you might just land your dream job in Texas politics. Christine owns and manages Christine's List, a well-known job board for Texas politics, policy and journalism job listings.

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Susan Patten 

A former telecommunications lobbyist, Susan Patten shares her unconventional career path and talks discussing finding happiness in an "entreprenurial chapter".


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Veteran conservative, business (she assures us you can be both!) lobbyist Lara Keel of the Texas Lobby Group shares the best advice that got her to where she is today and reminds us all that in any relationship - "you get what you give."


Amy Rister

Amy Rister is a veteran legislative staffer that started interning at age 16. Over a decade later she shares her best tips for being a successful Chief of Staff for a member of either party.


Jessica Magee

Click through to find out what a Caucus Policy Director actually does, learn all about Jessica's devotion to both Scandal and Sex & the City, but most importantly take her advice to heart - especially if you find yourself at the beginning (again)

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Jenifer Sarver

How one expert communicator told her own story - to the voters of Congressional District 21 and fought to bring civility back to politics.