I have written about women in politics for decades. Some of these writings are below.


This recent headline from Lilith magazine, “It’s not prom queen. It’s president,” captures my view of where women belong in politics: behind the biggest desk. And here’s a follow on piece on the election of Lori Lightfoot as Chicago mayor, and what her election could mean for women attaining executive political power. 


For my columns in The Huffington Post, click here.

Crain's Here's How Female Candidates For Local Office Should Be Evaluated
Crain's How To Put Chicago On Path To Prosperity? Put Women First


Women in Congress: We’re Watching Your Vote on Healthcare: another op-ed for Crain’s, appeared in its On Politics newsletter. I also wrote for Crain’s about the rationale for electing and appointing women to executive positions in government. 


“It’s time to vote her in to executive political office,” for Rewire on the occasion of the publication of Vote Her In

#ShePersisted is an important quality for women in every profession. Here I write about women in the ceramics world, and their need to be forceful advocates for change. There is accompanying video.



At Medium, read my piece on Sol Flores, a former student of mine at the University of Chicago, on the importance of her Congressional race in the larger context of Chicago political and women’s history.

Innovation Excellence excerpts Every Day Is Election Day in recognition of Women's History Month. Here is the URL:http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/author/rebecca-sive-2/.

Innovation Excellence agrees: every day Is Election Day.


The Caxtonian and Windy City Times published my piece discussing the guidance for women’s public leadership that Jane Addams offers-up in her great autobiography: Twenty Years at Hull-House. Published in 1912, her book is as relevant today as it was then.


The Utne Reader excerpted Every Day Is Election Day. Here is the lovely image they reated to accompany the story.
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