“It is incredible to me that any woman should consider the fight for full equality won. It has just begun.”–Alice Paul, 1920
“Voting will not save us from harm. But silence will surely damn us all.”– Stacey Abrams, 2020
Congress ratified the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote in August 1920. One hundred years on, women represent 51 percent of the population but less than a third of the nation’s elected leaders. How can we tap the full potential of the nation’s talent pool to lead?
Join The Executives’ Club of Chicago at noon on September 10th as we reflect and celebrate 100 years of women’s engagement in the political process, with a virtual panel of opinion leaders, political strategists and advocates for female candidates.With campaigns going down to the wire this fall, talk of voter suppression and continued racial unrest, the women’s vote will be more crucial than ever. The September panel will celebrate how far women have come while also considering what additional progress is necessary and the opportunities that lie ahead this fall.
Our panelists include Melissa Bean, former United States Representative and Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun former United States Senator, Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO and Founder of She Should Run and Republican Political Strategist Mary Matalin. Our moderator is Tina Tchen, President and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and Chief of Staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama.