Toni Preckwinkle and yours’-truly on women in politics breaking the glass ceiling, Chicago-style

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Institute of Politics of the University of Chicago. To register, click here, visit:.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and I will exchange thoughts on women in politics on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at “Chicago Style,” sponsored by the Institute of Politics of the University of Chicago.

No surprise, I’m sure: there is a chapter about Toni in Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide. I’m thinking that, with all the graduations coming up, her inspirational and tough-minded story is the perfect gift for young women with big dreams, not to mention for their mothers, sisters, aunts, partners, girlfriends; well, you get the picture. Click here for info about online buying options. If you prefer, visit your favorite local bookstore. In any event, Every Day Is Election Day and its frank advice will help you get ready for 2014. For, remember: every year is the year of the woman.

Best wishes.

Rebecca

Big Girls Don’t Cry, the (non-New Jersey/yes-Chicago) Version

Dear Readers,

Big Girls Don’t Cry, this version featuring Toni Preckwinkle, newly-elected President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, (Cook County’s government is larger than that of 29 states), and Lisa Madigan, newly re-elected Attorney General of Illinois, and maybe candidate for Chicago Mayor, may be found here.

On this day after an historic and, in some ways, troubling election, I’m looking on the bright side.

I hope you’ll find this post inspirational to the girls and women in your life.

Best wishes.

Rebecca

Toni Preckwinkle: A Chicago Heroine for Women’s History Month

Dear Readers,

I made a wish list for Women’s History Month: You can find it here: http://www.tcwmag.com/blogs/sivesiftings.

And here’s a hint about the wish list: A wonderful and very gifted woman is likely about to become the head of one of the very largest American governments: WAY COOL.

Rebecca
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