#GirlPolitics appearances listed below (& some fave images, too)

“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 self-proclaimed fierce and devoted advocate for women’s full participation and leadership.” 

Listen to learn more about the actions you can take to break the glass ceiling. 




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It was wonderful to travel to Western Illinois University and speak to an overflowing room about running for office. Seems like this is happening everywhere! #GirlPolitics rules.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | UN Women Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | book club 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 |

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | City of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival| Chicago, Illinois | panelist: “Remembering Amy Van Singel, noted author and radio personality”

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017|The Girl Talk |Chicago, Illinois| “Now, more than ever, it’s #GirlPolitics time”

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.


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 Guide interviewee) | Chicago, Illinois

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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, IllinoisInnovation Excellence excerpts Every Day Is Election Day in recognition of Women's History Month.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 | TEDx talk and book signing | Carleton College | Northfield, Minnesota

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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


Friday, October 4, 2013 | Book signing hosted by Square Books | at the: 2013 Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: “Women at Work” | Oxford, Mississippi

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Speech on American women’s public leadership in the21st century | Delta State University | Cleveland, Mississippi

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Book signing and talk at Lemuria Books | Hosted by the Women’s Fund of Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi

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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

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Saturday, September 7, 2013 11:00 PM EST | Book Discussion on Every Day Is Election Day: A Women’s GuideFirst airing on C-SPAN

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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.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Book signing and talk: Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse | Washington D.C.


Monday, August 12, 2013 | Presentation to the board: Women’s Legislative Networkof the National Council of State Legislatures | Atlanta, Georgia

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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

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 | Keynote for Ready to Run Michigan | Grand Valley State University Women’s Center | Allendale, Michigan

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Keynote: Conquering Barriers to Women’s Public Leadership | 2013 Conference | Click here to watch! | Women’s Funding Network | Detroit, Michigan

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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