This week, we hear from the president of EMILY’s List about her new book, Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World.
This week, we hear from the president of EMILY’s List — the largest national resource for women in politics. Created by Ellen Malcolm in 1985 it helps fund campaigns for pro-choice, Democratic women, and strategically torchlight the balance of power in government. The name “EMILY’s List” was an acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast” (i.e., it makes the dough rise).
Stephanie Schriock became president of EMILY’s List in 2010. She has overseen more than a decade of growth in the organization, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, helping elect record numbers of women to the U.S. House and Senate. Her recently released book Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World is for women who are looking to lead. The book is organized around the steps EMILY’s List uses to coach its candidates. The book contains lessons for any woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated field. And while the arena here is politics, the message is universal. 51%’s Joe Donahue spoke with Schriock just before Vice President Kamala Harris, who wrote the book’s foreword, took office.
It’s been several weeks since President Biden signed an executive order allowing transgender people to serve in America’s armed forces. But they’re not being fitted with camouflage uniforms just yet. Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project.
That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Tina Renick for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio. Follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio.
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