Rebecca Anne Sive
Rebecca Sive teaches courses on women and leadership and is also Academic Director of the Women in Public Leadership Executive Education Program of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She also speaks and writes on strategies for women to achieve political influence and public power. She is the author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, a frank and inspirational guide for every woman who wants to lead and make the world a better place. Every Day Is Election Day teaches women how to surmount barriers and run winning campaigns— with joy, humor, confidence and no apologies; presents strategies for realizing the power of sisterhood; and shares the secrets of success and frank suggestions of women who have led, run, and won. Those women include U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow; Melanne Verveer, first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues; and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards. Rebecca co-founded one of the nation's first women's centers and was among organizers of women's issues agendas for Presidents Clinton and Obama. In recognition of her business and public leadership, Rebecca has received distinguished achievement awards from her undergraduate alma mater, Carleton College, the University of Illinois (from which she received an M.A. in American History) and the United Negro College Fund, among others. She is listed in Feminists Who Changed America, University of Illinois Press (2006).
Rebecca is also a contributor to the Huffington Post.
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