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On Sunday mornings, I look forward to seeing Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper in my inbox. Her positive outlook, thoughtful observations, and inspiring spotlights are a peaceful start to the end of my weekend. Last Sunday, she reflected on the life of Mr. Rogers as the film A Beautiful Day In …

Lindsey Acciarito for Georgia State Senate, District 45

What inspired you to run for office? “My four year old daughter inspired me to run for office. She came home from preschool a few months ago told me about doing a drill to hide when there are strangers in the building at her preschool. The fact that this is …

Kacie Weicherding for Illinois State Representative, House District 108

What inspired you to run for office? “My father passed away when I was twelve. I remember him being afraid to die and leave us homeless and in debt with medical bills. When someone is fighting for their life, that should be the last thing their worrying about. I was …

Elizabeth Brown for Columbus, Ohio City Council

What inspired you to run for office? “Columbus is a vibrant and growing city with a tremendous future ahead. But we have real work to do to break down the barriers of poverty and build up working- and middle-class families. I first ran for office in 2015 because I believe …

Laura Montoya for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District

What inspired you to run for office? “I come from a family of public servants. My father is a rancher, retired state employee and former city councilman for Las Vegas, NM. My mother stood up discrimination and won in the supreme court. This court decision is the foundation decision for …

Kat Martinez for Murray, Utah City Council District 1

What inspired you to run for office? “I was inspired to run because Utah ranks last when it comes to equal representation regarding elected officials. I have been canvassing for and supporting other women running for office for years.” What are you fighting for? “I am fighting to be a voice …

Andrea Cervone for Clarkston, Georgia City Council

What inspired you to run for office? “I’ve worked behind the scenes in politics and policy for years and never saw myself running for office –– I’ve always enjoyed being behind the scenes. Then a council member here resigned to challenge Clarkston’s mayor, triggering a special election. When the only …

Rachel Junck for Ames, Iowa City Council Ward 4

What inspired you to run for office? “I was inspired to run for office by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG has spent her life unapologetically fighting for what she believes is right, and her example has taught me that if there is an injustice occurring, it’s our duty to step up and …

Zakiya Summers for Mississippi House of Representatives District 68

What inspired you to run for office? “I decided to run because I can do more in my leadership to help advocate on behalf of children, families, and communities. I am running for Mississippi House of Representatives District 68 because I know that I can be a change agent that …

Kelly Rose for Georgia State Senate District 17

votekellyrose.com What inspired you to run for office? “I have always been an activist for Women’s rights and local environmental issues. During Georgia’s last legislative session the legislature passed (but barely) a 6 week abortion ban with the exception being if a police report is filed against an abuser. This …

Reject Racism

On July 14, the President of the United States tweeted a racist rant, clearly aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, all women of color ― Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) ― saying they should “go back and help fix the totally broken …

Bifurcation Points

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I’ve been thinking lately about bifurcation points. As we look back on our lives, we can all identify places where a sharp and deliberate choice was made–either by us, by another person, or by circumstances. From where we stand now, we may wonder what the other path might have yielded. …

SXSW 2019

Since 1986, South by Southwest has been a tool for creatives to develop their careers by bringing together people from around the globe to meet, learn and share ideas. Austin, Texas is the epicenter of this annual conference, and Putting Women in Their Place was lucky enough to be part …

Meet Tanner Segbers

“Human Swiss Army knife,” is how Megan Park, founder of PWITP, describes Tanner Segbers’ superpower. And he embraces it fully. He’s a one-man band, when it comes to the creative tech stuff—content creation, videography, editing. The post-production work Tanner does so well is instrumental in the mission of PWITP. In …

Meet Megan Park

I remember when Megan Park realized her life’s mission. As her sister and life-long fan, I was lucky enough to hear about it fairly early on, as it formulated into the living, breathing PWITP that it is today. “It was in January of 2017, after the women’s march, that the …

Meet Jennifer Howd

“I see potential where others might not. And then I make connections.” Whether she is connecting people to people, people to jobs, people to opportunities, this ability is one of Jennifer Howd’s super powers. At PWITP, it is what Jennifer does on a daily basis. When she first came on …

Meet Kiki Rosatti

Kiki Rosatti is a force. She’s a woman with impressive professional experience, strong convictions, and boundless energy. Her journey with Putting Women in Their Place started at the beginning, when Megan was first getting the idea off the ground. Kiki puts two of her superpowers to great use in her …

Meet Katie Wallace

One day, Katie Wallace was perusing job listings on Indeed when she saw a post by Putting Women in Their Place. The name intrigued her (just as it is intended to do), she clicked her mouse… and the rest is history. “I don’t think I would have cared what job …

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Trickle Up Theory

There are progressive voices everywhere. In the nearly two years since the 2016 presidential election, record numbers of women have registered at their local boards of election. Why? To carry the standard of democracy into the real world—in which women make up 51% of the population but only 19% serve …

Grand Canyon

I am at the Grand Canyon. Right Now. It is my first trip to the southwest and I am vacationing with my family, doing my best to unplug and disconnect from work and the world. It is truly my goal, made all the more achievable by the fact that wifi …