Synopses & Reviews
Every Day Is Election Day is a practical and inspirational guide for women at all stages of life who want to achieve political leadership and be influential voices on public policy. It teaches women how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run winning campaigns—with joy, humor, confidence, and no apologies. In her no-nonsense, woman-to-woman style, Rebecca Sive offers advice and strategies for womens daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers. She provides tips for realizing the power of sisterhood, bankrolling oneself, creating an inimitable brand, making local victories national, overcoming negativity, and getting men to accept a take-charge personality.
Sive shares the true-life stories, secrets of success, and frank suggestions of women who have led, run, and won. These women include: US senators Mary Landrieu and Debbie Stabenow; Melanne Verveer, first US ambassador at-large for Global Womens Issues; Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Frances Beinecke, president, Natural Resources Defense Council; Lisa Madigan, Illinois attorney general; Toni Preckwinkle, president, Cook County Board of Commissioners, and Shelby Knox, feminist activist.
“[Sive] brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom to the subject, and she has the credibility to give sound guidance to women who seek public office and an influential voice in the public square.” —Debbie Walsh, Director of Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
“Sives insights and analysis about the power of political sisterhood across party lines is one that few have addressed, but it is a phenomenon that will be key to creating a successful political life for female candidates going forward.” —Joanne Bamberger, author of PunditMoms Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Politics in America
“Every Day Is Election Day is a valuable guide for a new generation of women leaders. Full of practical advice and illuminating stories about successful women, it belongs on the bookshelf of every aspiring leader, from future school-board members to future presidents.” —Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
"Every Day Is Election Day is a good blend of personal, and behind the scenes, anecdotes with extrapolated, actionable lessons learned." —Christie Hefner, executive chairman of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, and board member, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Every Day Is Election Day is a practical, inspirational guide for women who want to achieve political leadership and influence public policy. In her no-nonsense, woman-to-woman style, public affairs strategist and consultant Rebecca Sive offers insider advice for women's daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers. This accessible primer explains how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run a campaign with humor, confidence, and no apologies. Sive provides tips for realizing the power of sisterhood, bankrolling oneself, creating an inimitable brand, and getting men to accept a take-charge personality. She also shares the secrets of success, and frank suggestions from women who have led, run, and won, including US senators Mary Landrieu and Debbie Stabenow; Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards; Cook County, Illinois, board president Toni Preckwinkle; feminist activist Shelby Knox; and many others. Whether you want to become more actively involved in the issues you care about, or you're considering a run for a PTA position, board president, US senator or beyond, Every Day Is Election Day will inspire you to stand up, stand out, and treat each day as part of a winning campaign.
With expert guidance and abundant resources, this practical and inspirational guide is for women at all stages of life who want to seek and win public leadership and public office at any level. According to research, women considering leadership positions or running for elected office are more inhibited than men by family concerns and by a lack of confidence, and speaking directly to these issues, this book offers pragmatic advice and strategies for womens daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers and shares the true-life stories, secrets of success, and frank suggestions of women who have led, run, and won. This handy reference teaches women how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run a winning campaign—be it for a PTA position, board president, U.S. senator, or beyond—with joy, humor, confidence, and no apologies.
About the Author
Rebecca Sive is president of the Sive Group, Inc., a public affairs strategy company. She has held numerous public positions, including commissioner of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. After cofounding the Midwest Womens Center, she went on to assist many groundbreaking political women as an adviser and fund-raiser, including Geraldine Ferraro and U.S. senators Barbara Mikulski, Mary Landrieu, Debbie Stabenow, and Amy Klobuchar. In addition, she has developed and led many programs to increase women's visibility and influence in American public life. She lives in Chicago. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is the granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and chairs the Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit organization carrying forward the legacy and values of her grandparents. She has a long history of volunteer service on the boards of the March of Dimes, Roosevelt University, Spelman College, and the Foundation for the National Archives, and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Maine Community Foundation and NetImpact. She lives in Portland, Maine.