Workshop: Voting

As the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is approaching, we turn the Women in Diplomacy podcast over to 3 experts working at the heart of politics and news for tips on how to navigate election season.


lanfear-headshot-1EMILY LANFEAR manages media partnerships at Twitter, where she works with broadcast, print and digital news partners to help them understand, grow and monetize their audiences. She previously worked for the Office of the CFO, where she helped manage the company’s IPO and quarterly earnings reporting, among other functions. Prior to joining Twitter in 2012, Emily worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, managing civic engagement and communications initiatives. Emily holds a B.A. in Communication and Sociology, and a Minor in Diversity from the University of Washington. She is @elanfear on Twitter.

25862661993_faed49bffc_oREBECCA HARRIS is the CEO and Cofounder of Purple. Purple allows you to get informed on different topics from the people who are best at explaining them. She studied political science at the University of Connecticut before getting her Masters in Entrepreneurial Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

marci-harris MARCI HARRIS is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and former congressional staffer. POPVOX works to amplify and quantify U.S. citizen engagement with its lawmakers. Marci serves on the board of LaunchTN and CityInnovate, the advisory boards of VoteRunLead and Citizinvestor, and is a mentor at theCO in Jackson, Tennessee. She was named one of Fast Company magazine’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business (2012), received a Tribeca Film Festival Award for Creative Disruption (2012), and was listed as one of DC’s “Tech Titans” by Washingtonian magazine (2013), a 2013 “FastCase 50,” and a 2014 “Digital Citizen of the Year.” She was an inaugural Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Ash Center and is currently a New America California fellow.