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SICO Summer Speaker Series #2: July 28 - Leading in Crisis and Leading in Office

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SICO Summer Speaker Series #2: July 28 -  Leading in Crisis and Leading in Office

Join us for the SI Cascadia Online Summer Speaker Series Session 2:

Date: July 28, 2021 at Noon PDT

Leading in Crisis and Leading in Office: Striving for equal representation for woman

Speaker: Erin Loos Cutaro

Description: Women have proven they can lead – in crisis, in families, in planning. But how do we achieve equality for women in public leadership? Women are 51% of the US population, yet only slightly more than 25% of those elected to political office are women. What are the barriers for women running, getting elected and serving? Pew Research identified family obligations, public attitudes, lack of the same connections that men have, and the fact that women are held to higher standards than men as just a few of the roadblocks women running for office are facing. Money is a big deterrent, as well. It’s time to look at these barriers, figure out how to overcome them and become familiar with how to run for office and where to get help.

Speaker Biography: Erin Loos Cutraro is the Founder and CEO of She Should Run, a nonpartisan nonprofit promoting leadership and encouraging women from all walks of life to run for public office. Since its founding in 2011, more than 26,000 women have been encouraged to run for office through She Should Run’s efforts, and over 18,000 women have indicated they are preparing for a future through She Should Run’s flagship program, the Incubator. Erin has an extensive background in designing and implementing strategic programs for companies, campaigns, and organizations that traverse the public policy, nonprofit, and financial business arenas. She is a respected voice on gender equality in elected leadership, a sought-after public speaker, and has served as a featured presenter and facilitator nationwide. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Vice News and was profiled in 2019 as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Powerful Women.