I am a lecturer and Academic Director of the Women in Public Leadership Executive Education Program, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; a former member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, corporate executive, and foundation director; and author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide.

I speak about strategies for women to gain greater public influence and political power. My speaking is based on my deep experience as a women’s advocate (see more here), public official, and civic leader, enabling me to share true stories and great advice gained from sitting on all sides of the decision making table. In customized presentations for audiences committed to making this world a better one, I share winning approaches, and the tactics that work (as well as those that don’t), highlighted in my book.

During my book tour, I traveled “from Manhattan to Mississippi to Minnesota,” and to many other places in-between and around the country. Here are a couple favorite images from home base, Chicago.