Women in Washington: Off the Sidelines

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator (D-NY); Michelle R. Seitz, Partner, and Head of William Blair Investment Management

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, "Women In Washington: Off The Sidelines"

Would the priorities of the US at home and abroad change if more women were elected to Congress? Women have long been an under-represented voice in politics—though the tide is slowly turning. The US Senate currently has 20 elected women, the most in history, but still nowhere near equality. As more women in Washington speak up, the realities of challenges on Capitol Hill are exposed. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who filled Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate seat in 2009, is among those leading a discussion on the importance of women getting involved. Join The Chicago Council and Senator Gillibrand for a conversation on her Off The Sidelines campaign and how it can serve as inspiration for aspiring women around the world.

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Gillibrand's latest book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.
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