Above, a fave image for Every Day Is Election Day, my first book. Below, the cover of the audio version of Vote Her In.
“Rebecca Sive believes that the more women do things they have never done, the more we will reduce the barriers to our leadership potential. Sive is a fierce and devoted advocate for women’s full participation and leadership.”
My thoughts on why it’s so important for women to become public and political leaders, including presidents:
Listen here for the kick-off Girl Talk podcast, focused on women running the world. (Below), there we are at The Hideout.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 |Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum| Minneapolis, Minnesota| panel on women, art, and politics
Friday, March 29, 2019 | National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual convention| Minneapolis, Minnesota| Panel addressing the need to eliminate #MeToo experience wherever it may be found
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Northwestern University Law School | Chicago, Illinois | Symposium: Women in Politics: Where we are; where we are going
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | International Women’s Day celebration in Joliet, Illinois; hosted by Illinois State Senator, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant|Every day is Election Day: #PowerToThePolls.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | #VoteHerIn book launch celebration, co-hosted by the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Foundation for Women| Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Vote Her In book talk and signing; at Busboys and Poets |Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 29, 2018| Vote Her In book talk and signing, with Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Sex RX, hosted by Chicago NOW |Chicago, Ill.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | #VoteHerIn book launch celebration, hosted by Women & Children First| Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 |Vote Her In book talk and signing; in conversation with University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Dean, Katherine Baicker | University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall | 12:30-1:30pm |Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, November 24, 2018 |Vote Her In book talk and signing| Easthampton, Massachusetts
Friday, November 30, 2018 |Vote Her In book talk and signing and community women’s celebration| Water Street Glassworks | 6:00-8:00pm |Benton Harbor, Michigan
Friday, December 7, 2018 |Vote Her In book talk, signing and holiday celebration| Lubeznik Center for the Arts | 5:00-8:00pm |Michigan City, Indiana
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 |Vote Her In Facebook book LIVE| YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago; CEO, Dorri McWhorter hosts| 9:30 am|Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | UN Women Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | discussion on why women’s political leadership matters
Friday, February 17, 2017| Women’s Service Project, University of Chicago Institute of Politics | Chicago, Illinois | strategies for success as a woman committed to public leadership and service
Monday, March 20, 2017| Association of Women Journalists-Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | “…a conversation with Rebecca Sive on media, politics, women’s issues and more…” For information and to register: click here.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017|How Do We Elect More Women & People of Color|a program of On the Table, a project of the Chicago Community Trust| Chicago, Illinois |
Wednesday, May 24, 2017|A conversation at the Harold Ramis Film School at Second City about challenges for women in executive leadership in Hollywood and the film industry, led by producer Trevor Albert| Chicago, Illinois|
Saturday, June 3, 2017| Western Illinois University, Ready to Run program| Moline, Illinois | keynote speech on themes and strategies for success as a woman political candidate|
Sunday, June 4, 2017| Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Building Her Community and Changing the World for the (way) Better| Glencoe, Illinois |
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Carleton College, Reunion Weekend|Northfield, Minnesota| moderator of a panel of distinguished alumni, including women business and public service leaders, on their secrets of professional and personal success
Friday, August 11, 2017|St. Joseph, Michigan| “Pure Michigan includes lots more #GirlPolitics!” Book signing for Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide
Friday, August 25, 2017| YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Women’s Leadership Forum|Chicago, Illinois| “Every day is Election Day for every woman,” speech
Wednesday, October 11, 2017| EverThrive|Chicago, Illinois| “Every day is Election Day for every woman,” a speech on women winning
Thursday, October 19, 2017| Chicago Foundation for Women|Chicago, Illinois| 32nd annual luncheon. Moderator for discussion with Dolores Huerta, a co-founder of the United Farmworkers, and Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017| Chicago Bar Association Pro Bono Week |Chicago, Illinois| Panelist for program on why pro bono work matters, and why it is important for women lawyers to engage in this way.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017| Blue Beginning|Chicago, Illinois| I will be speaking about the importance of political participation. and the variety of ways in which it can occur.
Monday, December 11, 2017|A conversation at the Harold Ramis Film School at Second City about challenges for women who seek leadership roles in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, led by producer Trevor Albert| Chicago, Illinois|
Wednesday, December 13, 2017|Keynote for event benefiting Sol Flores and Maria Newman, two great candidates for Congress in Chicago| Chicago, Illinois| For information and tickets: go here.
Monday, February 22, 2016 | The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | Seattle, Washington | Presentation on women’s public leadership, and why it matters
Thursday, March 24, 2016 | The University of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | Civic Leadership Academy | Presentation on social justice movements and political and policy change
Monday, May 9, 2016 | The Chicago Public Library| Chicago, Illinois | Harold Washington Library Center | Presentation on the influence and impact of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | National Caucus of Hispanic State Legislators Latinas Lead: facilitating strategic planning to advance Latina political leadership in the United States
Friday, October 7, 2016 | Associate Professors of Dermatology | Chicago, Illinois | Presentation: “When Women Lead, Women Win.”
Wednesday, December 7, 2016| Carleton College | Northfield, Minnesota | Alumni Webinar: “The Meaning of the 2016 POTUS Election”
Thursday, February 19, 2015 | Chicago Foundation for Women | Chicago, Illinois | Chicago Foundation for Women Young Women’s Giving Council | “A Conversation on Promoting Civic Engagement and Political Leadership Among Women.” | For information and to purchase tickets, visit Chicago Foundation for Women.
Friday, February 27, 2015 | Navigant 2015 Women in Business Leadership Forum | Overcoming impediments to women’s business advancement, including sex, politics, and money! In honor of my speaking, a special drink was created (see image below.) | San Diego, California
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Chicago Finance Exchange | Book signing for the program featuring: The Hon.Toni Preckwinkle (President, Cook County Board of Commissioners; and Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guideinterviewee) | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Discussion about Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide, for women business executives, hosted by the Chicago
Finance Exchange | Chicago, Illinois
Friday, April 17, 2015 | University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy | “A conversation on women’s leadership,” with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan” | Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | International Women Associates | “Women who win: what they know, and how they do it” | Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | Western Illinois University | Keynote speaker for “Ready to Run” | Macomb, Illinois
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 | University of Texas | Center for Women’s & Gender Studies New Leadership program | Austin, Texas
Friday, September 25, 2015 | University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences| “Women who lead: what they know and how they do it” | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, October 1, 2015| Tenth District Democrats University | “Women in Politics” | Northbrook, Illinois
Friday, October 23, 2015 | Booth School of Business, University of Chicago | Booth Women Connect Conference | Moderator for: “Building Your Professional Brand” | Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | National Council of State Boards of Nursing National Conference | “When Women Lead, Women Win”
Friday, December 4, 2015 | N.O.B.E.L. Women | “Launching Your Political Leadership Career” | Washington, D.C.
2014 APPEARANCES include:
Wednesday, December 4, 2014 | Chicago Women in Philanthropy
Presentation on women’s public leadership and a book signing | Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Founding Conference of VoteRunLead: “Call-to-Arms” Keynote Address | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Delta State University | Speech on strategies for women in public leadership, as part of a week long series: “Women in Politics.” | Cleveland, Mississippi
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | TABOO: a conversation on sex, money and politics, hosted by the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago featuring moderator Christie Hefner, and panelists, Dr. Lauren Streicher on sex, and yours’-truly on politics. | Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Young Women’s Leadership Charter School | Talk about women’s public leadership and book signing | Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Presentation for AGL Resources executive women’s retreat on women’s public leadership and strategies for professional advancement | Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, June 7, 2014 | University of Chicago Bookstore | Book signing and talk for 2014 University of Chicago Alumni Weekend | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs | New Leadership Ohio: Keynote speech, co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, among others. | Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership | Book signing and talk | Chicago, Illinois
Friday, May 16, 2014 | Keynote address at the founding conference of:
Women Empowering Women in Legislation and Leadership (WeWill) | Tampa, Florida
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | “Empowering Jewish Women” | Co-hosted by National Council of Jewish Women, North Shore Congregation Israel Sisterhood, Congregation BJBE, and the Jewish Women’s Foundation
of Metropolitan Chicago (among others). | Glencoe, Illinois
Friday, April 25, 2014 | “Every day is Election Day. People are sizing you up every day.” (Said by U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu). | Signing Every Day Is Election Day: A Women’s Guide at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival hosted by: Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, April 8, 2014: 6:00 p.m. | Institute of Politics UChicago | Conversation about women’s public leadership and political power with: The Hon.Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners. | Chicago, Illinois
Friday-Saturday, March 21-22, 2014 | Nationwide, EILEEN FISHER stores features Every Day Is Election Day: A Women’s Guide as part of a special partnership to promote women’s leadership. To find the Eileen Fisher store nearest you, click here. To learn more, visit eileenfisher.com.
Saturday, March 8, 2014: 4:00 pm | California speaking and book signing tour hosted by: Close the Gap California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Palo Alto | Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago | Presentation about women’s public leadership and the roles of Jewish women in public policy, charitable and public service causes, and political life | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Women in Public Policy, University of Chicago Harris School | Speech about women’s leadership in the public sector, including organizations and philanthropy | Chicago, Illinois
2013 APPEARANCES include:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | “Women and Power” A program hosted
by Leo Burnett, Chicago, and part of the worldwide VivaWomen! Publicis Groupe initiative | Chicago, Ilinois
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:30 pm | Speech for the Center for Women and Democracy | Food for Thought dinner | Seattle, Washington
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Seattle Girls School | A conversation with the students and faculty about girls’ leadership | Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Town Hall Seattle | Speech and book signing on building and sustaining women’s public leadership, hosted by Seattle women leaders, including Sally Clark, City Council President, and Anne Levinson, former deputy mayor | Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Starbucks Headquarters | Speech, book signing and discussion about the importance of women’s public leadership | Seattle, Washington
Monday, November 18, 2013 | Book talk, signing and discussion on women’s public leadership, co-sponsored with the university’s women’s center and hosted by Dean Kellye Testy | University of Washington Law School | Seattle, Washington
Friday, November 8, 2013 | “The Feminine Mystique at Fifty:
Reflecting on the Book That Inspired,Angered and Changed America,” panelist. Sponsored by the Women and Gender Symposium | The Newberry Library | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Roundtable and book signing, featuring the Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners and Rebecca Sive, sponsored by Chicago Foundation for Women | Chicago, Illinois
Monday, October 28, 2013 | Barnes & Noble | Book signing and panel discussion with: Deborah Walsh, director, Center for American Women and Politics, and Caroline Casagrande, Assemblywoman, State of New Jersey | North Brunswick, New Jersey
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | TEDx talk and book signing | Carleton College | Northfield, Minnesota
Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Featuring Erin Murphy, state representative and majority leader, Minnesota House of Representatives, and Kathryn Pearson, Ph.D., professor of political science, University of Minnesota. | Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Speech on American women’s public leadership in the21st century | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Book signing and talk at Lemuria Books | Hosted by the Women’s Fund of Mississippi
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Conversation about women’s leadership and book signing, with Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, chair, The Roosevelt Institute, at the institute. | New York, New York
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | A discussion hosted by the NRDC Action Fund with: Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
and the Hon. Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General | A book signing at this event is sponsored by Women and Children First at The Harold Washington Chicago Public Library | Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, noon | “A conversation on achieving public leadership, power & influence with Rebecca Sive” | Washington Area Women’s Foundation | (Read about the noontime discussion with Storify!) | Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Book signing and talk: 10:00am Women in Government Relations | Washington, D.C.
Monday, August 5, 2013 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Women Employed Round Table Discussion | A conversation about women and public leadership
and book signing, hosted by Women Employed and the Northern Trust, and featuring the Hon. Robin Kelly, Member of Congress; Susan Sher, former chief-of-staff for First Lady Michelle Obama; Anne Ladky, executive director of Women Employed; and me. | Watch the video here! | Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, June 10, 2013 | Keynote: Annual Convention of: Illinois Democratic Women | Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | Build Your Brand and Change the World | Mesirow Financial, WomenConnect | Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, April 20, 2013 | Keynote for Ready to Run Michigan | Grand Valley State University Women’s Center | Allendale, Michigan
Friday, March 8, 2013 | Click to read the speech: “A Fascinating Feminist, Rebecca Sive, Talks about Chicago’s Own Jane Addams” | The Caxton Club | Chicago, Illinois