About Rebecca


I am a faculty member of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Huffington Post contributor, former public official and corporate executive, and author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House. I  speak about strategies — for women who seek greater influence and power  — by developing the approaches and skills of successful women politicians and other women public leaders.

For businesses, philanthropists, educators, students and advocates committed to women’s advancement, I address: choosing organizations to lead, developing a compelling issue-based message, allying oneself with causes that benefit women and girls, and utilizing one’s public presence to increase firm success.

Of course, women’s public leadership also offers great personal satisfaction and positive institutional recognition. But gender-related impediments to women’s advancement remain a significant barrier to women’s professional satisfaction, client development and institutional commitment. That’s where I come in. In customized speeches and workshops, I share winning approaches, and the tactics that work (as well as those that don’t).

Among engagements have been presentations for: Starbucks HQ women’s network, Publicis Groupe, Mesirow Financial, WeWill Tampa Bay (sponsored by Bank of America), the University of Washington law school, EILEEN FISHER, the Roosevelt Institute, The Ohio State University, and the National Conference of State Legislatures Women’s Network.

 To see my full biography, click here.

To see my faculty page at the University of Chicago, click here.

To see publications, click here.

Rebecca is also the author of the  blog, #GirlPolitics. To read, click here