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 write, teach, and speak 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. I have found that this diverse experience enables me to share the frank stories and great advice gained from sitting in many different settings and on all sides of the decision making table.  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. Click here for my executive bio. Click here for a recent article in Cosmopolitan magazine about that winning of the White House.

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