I speak, write, and teach about strategies for women to gain public influence and political power. My work is based on my deep experience as a women’s advocate (see more here), public official, and civic leader. Here is my speaking biography.

With longtime friend, and presidential candidate, US Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Here are selected media clips: IOP TV (Institute of Politics at The University of Chicago): A discussion about Hillary Clinton’s run for president. NPR, KUOW Seattle: Women in politics are always running. The Steve Cochran Show, WGN Radio: “We’re ready to elect our first female president.” WGN podcast, Behind the Curtain. The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy: Hillary knocks on the glass ceiling. YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago: time to #voteherin Facebook Live. The Women’s Funding Network: #GirlPolitics scoop: a List of personality traits. CSPAN Book TV at Politics and Prose: Advice to women on how to successfully run for office. PBS, WTTW Chicago, Chicago Tonight: An interview about Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide.”How can we elect more women and people of color?” Women’s Media Center: A talk with Robin Morgan: a woman’s guide to winning leadership.

Rebecca Speaks on Fox 32

I have been a lecturer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. My writing on women and politics has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Hill, MSNBC, Crains Chicago Business, and Feministing, among others. At the start of their respective inaugural terms, I was among the national leaders who developed women’s issues agendas for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. I have advised numerous celebrities, public officials, and corporate leaders and was a corporate officer and director.

 Here are three favorite images from the speaking and book tour for Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.