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

My forthcoming book, Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, makes the scholarly and political case for American women’s executive power–beginning with the presidency– in a frank, inspirational, and illustrated format. While I was a lecturer and the founding director of Women in Public Leadership, an executive education initiative of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, I was on a book and speaking tour for Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office. Here are two favorite images from home base, Chicago.