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Rebecca Sive, public affairs consultant and author, will be promoting her timely new book *Every Day is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House* (Chicago Review Press, August 2013) at Politics & Prose on August 27, 2013 at 7pm.
Sive’s experiences and numerous interviews with women leaders from Mississippi to Manhattan inform her inspirational, no-apologies playbook for women who aspire to public leadership and having a voice in the public square. Among other issues, energetic and straightforward Sive covers:
- · The truth about winning elections and developing influence as a woman, taken from her experience as public affairs strategist for Hillary Clinton, Betty Friedan, Geraldine Ferraro and US Senators Mary Landrieu and Barbara Mikulski among others.
- · Why women shy away from running for office. From concerns about family to professional qualifications to worries about their ability to raise funds needed to run a campaign, women considering leadership roles are more inhibited than men.
- · How we can break down barriers and ensure women an equal opportunity to lead both locally and at the national level. Sive offers fresh advice on how women can surmount public barriers, conquer private fears and run a winning campaign with confidence and no apologies—and why it’s important.
Political Science / Women’s Studies, 256 pages, 6 x 9 inches