July 9, 2018

I was very excited to read Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win recently (full disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book). As a woman who has run for office several times, including twice as a mom, and as a wife and partner, I loved reading about the myriad strug...

April 4, 2018

In case you missed it, I was a guest writer on Huffington Post recently with an article titled, We Need More Moms in Government. Here’s How to Get Them. In that article, I talked about my own experience running while pregnant and the barriers faced by many moms, includ...

January 18, 2018

When I ran my first campaign, I had no idea the marathon that I was about to endure. I went into it in a sprint, and with every hurdle, I was exhausted! I knew about the politicking I had to do: Having coffee with no fewer than 60-70 community and organization leaders,...

December 27, 2017

Editor's Note: A version of this article was originally published before the November 2016 election. Since that time, a record number of women have entered races. 

KQED’s Forum recently hosted a show on the political gender gap. The premise is that we have too few women...

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