“Rebecca: I always benefit from your clear political thinking.”


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

I wrote a piece for Demcast in which I analyzed what we’ve learned from interviews on the #VoteHerIn podcast.


 “It’s not prom queen. It’s president,” captures my view of where women belong in politics: behind the biggest desk. Lilith also published this excerpt from Vote Her In about the importance of women voting as a bloc. After the publication of Every Day Is Election Day, this interview with me appeared in the magazine.


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, now Illinois Deputy Governor, on 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 Jane Addams offers-up in her great autobiography: Twenty Years at Hull-House. Published in 1912, the book is as relevant today as it was then.


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