Media

If ever there were a year for #GirlPolitics, 2017 has been it. Here is my #HuffPost how-to published at the start of 2017. And here I am later in the year in Cosmopolitan, discussing the winning strategy of the first woman #POTUS. Alas, sometimes, it’s the “same old sexist nonsense.” And here is my most recent piece for Crain’s Chicago Business; this one about the importance of electing women to executive positions.

For other smart ideas, check-out @RebeccaSive, where I post lots of smart people’s power, policy, and political analysis.

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From the Chicago Sun-Times: Shia Kapos captured the energy among 1,800 at the Chicago Foundation for Women luncheon, energy catalyzed by great woman leader, Dolores Huerta, at this link is a wonderful interview on WBEZ. (I was so honored to meet Dolores and moderate the conversation between her and Alicia Garza, a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, on the need to activate and mobilize for justice.) And from Windy City Times, a lovely overview of the entire luncheon.

From the Seattle Times: “Underneath, you have structural sexism, different criteria for being qualified, and then a different set of glasses for viewing (male versus female) candidates; some people just can’t wrap their minds around a woman at an executive level. What if it had been Ms. Trump and Mr. Clinton…”

From Cosmopolitan: “If she decides to run for the presidency, she will definitely be a force for the other candidates to contend with…”

The Girl Talk is a great new podcast, which kicked off with a show about women running for office, “Women Run Ilinois.” Around minute 25, I summarize the challenges, as well as the opportunities, for the women who run, anywhere.

Crain’s Chicago Business has been covering politics and women’s policy matters with great attention. Here is my most recent piece for them, on #Obamacare, the proposed repeal and replace, and its draconian impact on women: “Women in Congress: we’re watching your vote.

The Chicago Tribune has been covering the issue of women’s political engagement, running for office, and otherwise participating in the public square. Here is a lovely piece about some #ShePersisted Chicago women running, in which I discuss the importance of their commitment to a better world.

*Ace Daily Herald reporter Marie Wilson on “why so few suburban mayors?” Among my comments are these, in which I try to speak to the crux of the matter: 

“Another reason, says author Sive, could be a bias toward women holding executive offices. ‘They’re the most difficult for women to achieve across politics, business and the philanthropic world. The higher up the institutional ladder you go, the fewer women there are,’ she said.

“To break that barrier, Sive encourages women to run for elected office as soon as they feel they’re able. ‘Women typically wait longer than men to start their political careers, citing family, work and household responsibilities, which can limit their possibilities once they commit to running.'”

Again by Marie Wilson, the Daily Herald reports on the challenges for women who run for office. Bottom line: when they do, they do as well as men do.

Windy City Times and The Caxtonian published a piece I wrote about Jane Addams and the relevance of her community organizing strategy to today’s civic challenges and women’s assertion of public leadership. 

Take the Lead published a story about a speech I gave to the Association of Women Journalists, which it titled: Run For Your Life: How Women Leaders Can Make the Move to Election Day.

A Woman’s Guide to Winning Leadership was the title of a story about my work, and a podcast about Every Day Is Election Day, hosted by motivational speaker, Dr. Nancy O”Reilly.

Crain’s Chicago Business profiled #GirlPolitics superstar, Lori Lightfoot and her role in changing Chicago’s future. I comment on what it took.

WCIU You and Me began one day with a segment on tips for getting involved in your community, including running for office. The segment featured lessons from Every Day Is Election Day, along with some fun photos of the book’s stars, including Lisa Madigan, Toni Preckwinkle, and Barbara Flynn Currie. (A shout-out to Melissa Forman and Dr. Ian Smith, who were both such thoughtful and friendly hosts.)

I appeared again on WCIU in February, to discuss #ShePersisted, that is grass roots approaches to creating a better neighborhood and family future.

WYCC’s In the Loop devoted a show to #breakingtheglassceiling, whether in business, politics, or your community. Here, I discuss.

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#POTUS2016 WAS A GREAT CONTEXT IN WHICH TO EXPLORE THE ISSUES OF WOMEN IN POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY, AND PUBLIC LEADERSHIP. BELOW ARE CLIPS AND TAPE THAT EXPLORED THESE ISSUES.

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Sex, lies and videotape” was the topic at WTTW-PBS Chicago Tonight. This one is a go -at-it with a (female) Donald Trump acolyte. 

@CarletonCollege hosted a webinar: “Women in public leadership: what difference does it make?” No surprise, post-Election Day 2016: participants agree there is lots to do!

Every day is Election Day, as November 8th, 2016 rapidly approached. Fox News asked me to share my views on the challenges for the candidates. (A second time, the day after Election Day, a [young female] Donald Trump supporter and I agreed to disagree.)

@21stShow, from Illinois Public Media, hits the high points on politics and women:

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“The originator of the #GirlPolitics hashtag…on How women are treated in politics,” (the week before Election Day)!

#POTUS2016, and its implications for every woman who will seek public office, is profound. I discuss the issues here with @wbezsarabia on @WBEZ.

Some Illinois women worry about the message Donald Trump sends,” writes the Chicago Tribune. I noted the ongoing challenges for young women who so often juggle family, work, and civic responsibilities, as they also dream of running for office.

The significance and importance of women in politics, always and all ways: @JustinKaufmann, of @WGNRadio, and I discuss here. Subsequently, we continued the discussion in another show about the 2016 presidential election.

That vice-presidential pick: see here for my discussion about @HillaryClinton choices, on PBS Chicago, WTTW. “96 years after women’s suffrage, a woman is the POTUS candidate for a major political party.”

Live from the Heartland is hosted by longtime Chicago activists and each week features insightful stories about Chicago politics. I guested on one program where the topic was women’s engagement in national politics on the occasion of Women’s Equality Day (the day U.S. women were granted suffrage.)

Cosmopolitan | 20 Political Books Every Woman Should Read, features Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office.

Women’s ENews excerpts Every Day Is Election Day6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success.

Utne Reader excerpts Every Day Is Election DayPolitical personality, a woman’s guide on how to win a campaign.

“What are some of the things Hillary Clinton has done well up to this point and how can she put herself in the best position to win?Click to watch the interview with the Institute of Politics at UChicago.

“It’s finally official: Hillary Clinton is running for president. So how will her personality, her background and her position as a prominent woman factor into the race?” Listen to this Harris School of Public Policy podcast.

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“What can women do to increase their ranks as elected officials?” Click to watch this interview from Chicago Tonight.

FIND MY COLUMNS FOR THE HUFFINGTON POST HERE.

I’VE WRITTEN FOR CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS HERE:

HERE IS MY SERIES FOR RH REALITY CHECK ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS.

SELECTED MEDIA FOR EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY: A WOMAN’S GUIDE, & SOME TAKES OF MINE ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC INFLUENCE:

FIND MY TODAY’S CHICAGO WOMAN|CHICAGO NOW COLUMNS HERE.

SOME COVERAGE OF EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY: A WOMEN’S GUIDE.