Politics & Election Strategy

Panelist, “Women and Power in Decision Making,” IFES International Women’s Day Briefing, Washington, DC, March 4, 2015. Speaker, “Women’s Leadership: Successful Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals,” Women Parliamentarian Legislative Exchange (House...

Change is Constant

As much things change, they stay the same. And, we change but stay the same. It’s been about six weeks since I’ve returned from Kabul.  As I’ve walked and driven around Washington, DC, San Francisco and New York City these last six weeks, I have a...

Women and the UN

WOMEN AND THE UNITED NATIONS Along with Joan Libby Hawk, the former head of public affairs for UNIFEM, Stephenie has taught this unique course for two years. Given the appointment of former Chilean President Michele Bachelet to head UN Women, the course is timely and...

Media Training and Message Development

Speaker/Trainer, “Introduction to Effective Public Speaking,” Grassroots Women’s Political Leadership Forum (sponsored by the US State Department and the Asian University for Women), Chittagong, Bangladesh, September 2012. Speaker/Trainer, “Effective Communication...

Advocacy and Strategic Planning

Legislative consultant, Yemens Education Framework, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Sanaa, Yemen, January 2012. Conducted an extensive gender analysis of Yemens three principal education laws and presented policy options to...