Cynthia Richie Terrell
Advocate, Columnist, and Political & Gender Activist
Cynthia will share her experience developing strategies to build women's political power and founding her own non-profit organization, Represent Women, dedicated to strengthening our democracy by advancing reforms that break down barriers to ensure more women can run, win, serve, and lead.
She will be on campus on October 4th and from October 29th to November 7th, 2022, collaborating with the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the GRASE Center, the Center for Career and Professional Advising, and participating in the Friends & Family Weekend.
She is available to visit classrooms, meet with student groups, and engage with individuals privately.
As well as being the founder and executive director of RepresentWomen, Cynthia is a founding member of the ReflectUS coalition, and an outspoken advocate for institutional reforms to advance women’s representation and leadership in the United States. Terrell and her husband Rob Richie helped to found FairVote - a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and more representative democracy. Terrell has worked on projects related to women's representation, democracy, and voting system reform in the United States and has worked extensively to help parliamentarians around the globe meet UN goals for women’s representation and leadership.
Photo Credit: https://www.representwomen.org/
Scheduled public events:
Strategies to Build Women's Political Power: A Conversation with Cynthia
Saturday, October 29, 2022
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
As the Founder and Director of RepresentWomen, Cynthia Terrell will share thoughts on strategies to advance women's representation and leadership in judicial, legislative, and executive offices - with the goal of reaching gender balance in politics...in our lifetimes. Discussion presented by Quaker Affairs. Co-sponsored by Friends and Family Weekend.