While the presidential election usually gets most of the spotlight, it’s often true that the smaller the race, the greater the impact it will have in your life. Join AnitaB.org in partnership with the League of Women Voters for a discussion about this election year, your local elections, and how you can make your voice matter. Featuring voices of women from across the country who are dedicated to getting out the vote, we’ll hear from community leaders in Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta about their local issues and why women in tech should be informed and vote deliberately for candidates up and down their ballots.
Maggie Bush is the Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the US and has more than a decade of political advocacy and strategic communications experience. She currently manages the League’s nationwide voter registration programs, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of voters registered in major election years. She has authored several publications and training manuals related to voting rights, voter registration and youth voter engagement. Maggie regularly provides voter engagement training to volunteer activists and allied partners nationwide.
With a longtime passion for nonprofit and cause-related work, Maggie previously served as a strategic communications and advocacy consultant, where she worked with national nonprofits, foundations and advocacy organizations to develop winning outreach strategies. Maggie holds a master’s degree in Political Management as well as a bachelor’s in Political Science and Anthropology from the George Washington University.
Maggie lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, VA, where they love to explore the outdoors, spend time with friends and learn about local history.
Liz Bander is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft where she works on Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. She also supports a number of initiatives that center diversity, equity, and inclusion such as the Hack for Good and Microsoft DigiGirlz programs. Liz believes that it’s not enough to build a pipeline without supporting women throughout their careers, so she volunteers with nonprofits that support girls and nonbinary youth interested in tech, like IGNITE Worldwide and NCWIT, as well as chairs AnitaB.org’s Mid-Career Women Committee. Liz is also a Director/Trustee on the boards of the League of Women Voters of the United States and League of Women Voters Education Fund, where she works on programs to empower voters and defend democracy. She holds a BA from North Carolina State University in English Language and Literature and an MBA from University of Scranton.
Anne Jamieson has been a member of the League of Women Voters Chicago since 2017, and has been serving as the president of the League since late 2019. One of her first memories is of her mother taking her along to vote and sharing the stories of the suffragettes on the way home. She’s been an avid fan of the history of women’s suffrage ever since. She holds a BA in Sociology from Hope College and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.
Susannah Scott the president of the League of Women Voters of Georgia. She is a native Georgian who was raised in a politically active family that regularly discussed public policy and local government at the dinner table. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Susannah has her juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law and a master of laws from Trinity College Dublin. Her master’s thesis explored the development of the right to vote in England and the United States.
Susannah is passionate about voter education and became active in LWV of DeKalb County, Georgia in 2005, when her mother challenged her to revive the League’s voter guide. Susannah firmly believes in the League’s vision of a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.