In Good Hands: Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change

October 31, 2020
In Good Hands: Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change

Written for young women interested in running for office, thisbook is unlike any other, with inspiring stories of eighteen womenrole models along with the all the tools and resources needed toget a campaign off the ground.Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated towomen's career advancement, believes the time for women inpolitical leadership is now. Judging by the recent wave of activismthat developed into a flood of women seeking elected office, she'snot alone.MacKendrick has created a one-of-kind insider's guide for youngwomen interested in joining this movement and becoming part of thepolitical system. It explores everything from what to expect in acampaign, to how to deal with the inevitable challenges, to whyit's worth it to run. It combines uplifting stories of women whohave run for office with practical strategies for doing so.Perfect as both a cover-to-cover read and a reference tool, thetext is divided into three parts: first, engaging profiles thatinclude the personal advice and encouragement of eighteen women whohave run for office across the political spectrum, around the worldand at all levels of politics, from Michelle Wu, past president ofthe Boston City Council, to Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of NewZealand; second, a detailed twelve-step campaign plan with adviceon developing the qualities needed to run; and third, a collectionof articles, books and organizations to help eager readers learnmore. Also included is a foreword by Anne Moses, founder andpresident of IGNITE.