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Get Involved! How (and Why) women can get involved in politics to better support important causes! Featuring Sheila Schroeder

Thursday, October 27, 2016 Industry Leadership Series

Why get involved? The U.S. ranks an unimpressive 83rd in the world when it comes to women in the national legislature, among a group of 137 countries with data available. Today, there are only 20 women currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Sheila Shroeder, founder of Electing Women SF, will be sharing her knowledge around getting business women like you engaged so that our voices are better represented across local and national government.

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Sheila ShroederSheila Shroeder
Sheila Schroeder, Director of Client Development at Mosaic Financial Partners. Sheila focuses on bringing together the needs of clients with the resources and expertise the Mosaic team has to offer. Sheila has over 25 years of financial services experience, with an emphasis on forging engaged relationships by tailoring products and ideas to client needs. Sheila is particularly passionate about women, financial literacy, and empowering women in the workplace. Sheila is involved with several non-profits in fundraising and organizational roles, including serving as President of the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Waldorf School. Sheila co-founded Electing Women San Francisco to further national campaigns of female democratic US Senate and Gubernatorial candidates and is currently serving on the Chautauqua Institution Promise campaign as a lead gifts volunteer.

Stacy Mason
Stacy Mason is co-founder and executive director of WomenCount, a progressive non-profit organization founded in 2008 to promote women’s political participation.

In the 2016 cycle, WomenCount has launched two initiatives designed to expand political participation at both ends of the individual giving spectrum. crowdfunding is a peer to peer platform aimed at low-dollar donors, and Electing Women San Francisco is a local giving circle that hosts donor events with candidates for Senate and Governor. In previous cycles, WomenCount has launched issue campaigns that give women a voice and create opportunities for political participation. Those campaigns include legislation to create a Presidential Commission on Women, recruitment efforts for the post-redistricting 2012 election, and attention to gender bias, among others. WomenCount also contributes directly to the election of more women to office.

Previously, she worked in political journalism, serving as editor-in-chief of Roll Call, the newspaper that covers the U.S. Congress; associate publisher of The Federal Paper, a newspaper focusing on the White House and politics; and development director at The Economist. She is involved in the local community as a board member at Camp Tawonga. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. Stacy is married with three children and lives in Palo Alto, Calif.


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