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Ellen R. Malcolm: When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

In conversation with Ann Friedman
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Episode Summary


In a potentially historic election year for women, Ellen R. Malcolm, the pioneering founder of the three-million-member EMILY’s List and one of the most influential players in today’s political landscape, tells the dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office in her new book, When Women Win. Malcolm will share the ALOUD stage with Ann Friedman, journalist and co-host of the popular podcast Call Your Girlfriend, to discuss the heartbreaking losses and unprecedented victories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades.

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Participant(s) Bio


Ellen R. Malcolm is the founder of EMILY’s List, and has helped level the political playing field for women candidates; given women donors unprecedented influence in electoral politics; brought millions of women voters to the polls; and created a powerful movement dedicated to restoring progressive values to American government.

Ann Friedman is a freelance journalist who writes about gender, politics, technology and culture. She is a columnist for New York magazine’s website and her work appears regularly in The Guardian, The New York Times, ELLE, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Republic. She also co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, makes hand-drawn pie charts, and sends a popular weekly email newsletter.