“Delightful and visionary; a lively, provocative, deeply thoughtful speaker on women’s leadership. You’re such a natural and effective speaker. Rebecca: you were brilliant.”*
I speak about strategies for women to gain political power, policy influence, and greater visibility in the public square. I teach them how they can utilize this public presence to enhance their careers. I guide women who dream big and boldly, sharing the strategies and life lessons of women leaders of causes and campaigns benefiting women and girls. For my speaking, I am represented by Anderson Luba-Lucas, by Managing Partner, Annette Luba-Lucas. Contact her here.
My speaking bio and sample clips are below and on the media page of this website.
Rebecca Sive is an ardent social justice and women’s rights advocate, political strategist and feminist community organizer. She is the author of VOTE HER IN: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President and EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House.
Rebecca is the co-producer and co-host of the #VoteHerIn podcast series – a joint production with Two Broads Talking Politics, the podcast for progressive political activists. The series tracks the movement to elect our first woman POTUS inspires women to join it.
Rebecca’s career has spanned executive positions in government, philanthropy, academia, business, and the not-for-profit sector. She created the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy women’s public leadership initiative, whose faculty included former White House advisor, Valerie Jarrett; Julia Stasch, President of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Sian Beilock, President of Barnard College. She founded one of the nation’s first women’s centers; was among the first modern generation of women appointed to public office, including the Illinois Human Rights Commission at its inception; served as advisor to Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington; and was among the national leaders who developed women’s issues agendas for presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Sive is listed in the biographical dictionary, Feminists Who Changed America; has received distinguished achievement awards from the Illinois General Assembly; her undergraduate alma mater, Carleton College; and the University of Illinois (from which she received an M.A. in American History), among others. Her op eds have appeared in The Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Hill, and at MSNBC.
Rebecca has spoken at colleges and universities, corporations, national nonprofits and associations. She speaks about strategies for women to gain power and influence in the public square, including as elected and appointed officials; why electing a woman POTUS asap is critical to our nation’s healthy future and the movement of women into executive leadership everywhere; and how women across generations, experiences, and backgrounds can − together − advance equality for everywoman.