Selections from my writing.

A recent piece of mine for Crain’s Chicago Business discussed the rationale for electing and appointing women to executive positions in government. To learn why, click here.  

Medium is a great place for posting writing that also includes powerful images. Here is my piece on Sol Flores, a former student of mine at the University of Chicago, now running for Congress, and the importance of her run in the larger context of Chicago political and women’s history. 

The image that powered the story is here:


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For my columns in The Huffington Post, click here.


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Women in Congress: We’re Watching Your Vote on Healthcare: another #GirlPolitics op ed for Crain’s, which then appeared (I’m happy to report) in OnPolitics, compiled by the estimable Greg Hinz.

Innovation Excellence excerpts Every Day Is Election Day in recognition of Women's History Month. Here is the URL:

Innovation Excellence thinks it’s Every Day Is Election Day, too.

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



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