I am the author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House. I am also a Lecturer and served as the Academic and Program Director of the Women in Public Leadership Program at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago. I was a founding member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, am a former corporate executive and foundation director,and have received many awards for my public service and leadership.Click here  for my executive bio.

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).

During my book tour, I traveled throughout the United States. Here are two favorite images from home base, Chicago, of book events hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Women Employed. (More photos are here.)