Women’s rights, we sometimes forget the long journey that it has taken to get here. What we are presently faced with is a chipping away of what we consider our fundamental rights. Why is this happening and what can we do? For some answers I turned to Lauren Leader. Lauren is passionate and obsessed with ensuring that women get the voice they deserve.
Lauren is an activist, thought leader and co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit All In Together (AIT). AIT is one of the only national, nonpartisan organizations empowering and mobilizing women across the political spectrum to become advocates and leaders at work and in their communities.
What holds women back from entering politics? Women get involved in advocacy work. Unfortunately, the connection to political participation as a solution is not recognized by most women.
Lauren is the author of, Crossing the Thinnest Line: How Embracing Diversity from the Office to the Oscars – Makes America Stronger. She has been a regular commentator on MSNBC, HLN, Fox News and other outlets including CBS and Bloomberg TV addressing complex issues of women’s equality and diversity. Lauren has also been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmo, and Bustle.