If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
~ Shirley Chisholm- - - - -
A seat at the table of change is rarely an easy chair. A folding chair is better because you take it with you to the next place where you need to do the work.
Just be careful when you fold it up you don't pinch your finger. Been there, done that. Squawking like a little baby because you hurt yourself has an impact on the degree to which you are able to create change.
Or so I've heard.