20 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60610
YES, SHE CAN!
An inspirational celebration of the publication of Rebecca Sive’s Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, and the power of every woman to make herstory.
Please join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking book launch event including a lively conversation on women’s executive, political, leadership, and policy making power with Rebecca Sive, Julia Stasch, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and writer of the book’s foreword, Kimberly Foxx, State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and K. Sujata, President of Chicago Foundation for Women. We promise that by the evening’s end, you, too, will say: yes, she can!
“As the saying goes: ‘you can’t be what you can’t see.’ The idea of course, is that until that highest ceiling is cracked, until there is a female president, we will never change the reality that, for most Americans, leadership is synonymous with maleness.” Jessica Bennett, New York Times, November 10, 2016.
Rebecca will be signing copies of Vote Her In that will be available for sale, compliments of our partner Women & Children First.
A suggested donation of $20 is recommended at time of registration. Simply indicate an additional donation amount at the bottom of the registration page if you’d wish to make a contribution. Contributions will be split between Chicago Foundation for Women and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Yolanda Daniel, Financial Services Executive and Finance Fellow to the Aspen Institute.
About the Book:
Vote Her In is an inspirational, graphic-driven guide explaining why we should elect the first Madam President in 2020 and how every woman can mobilize to get us there. Author Rebecca Sive convincingly demonstrates that the best strategy for creating a country of equal opportunity and justice for everyone is to shatter this glass ceiling and demonstrate to every American woman and girl who dreams of leadership that she really can be anyone and do anything. As we approach the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, American women are making only incremental progress in winning political office. Yet, research proves that it is women officeholders who advocate for policies benefiting women and girls far more often than similarly situated men. In the wake of the Women’s Marches, #MeToo and #ShePersisted, Vote Her In makes the case: there is no better time to elect Madam President than now.
The foreword is written by Julia M. Stasch.