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 most recent book, (October 2018), 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 founding director of Women in Public Leadership, an executive education program of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, I was speaking about my earlier book, Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.

Here are favorite images, taken while I was on that book tour. What at treat to travel all over the country!