Friday, March 16, 2018, Networking Breakfast
DemBiz Welcomes Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List
Since Stephanie took charge in 2010, EMILY’s List has seen unprecedented growth, helped elect record numbers of women to the House and Senate, and recruited and trained hundreds of pro-choice Democratic women to run for office, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, who Stephanie personally recruited to run. Of the more than $500 million the organization has raised to support women candidates since its founding in 1985, more than half has been raised under Stephanie’s leadership — and EMILY’s List is now more than five million members strong (and counting).
Originally hailing from the mining town of Butte, Montana, Stephanie has now been fighting to elect Democrats for more than 20 years. In 2004, she served as the national finance director of Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, where she was at the center of the team that created the online fundraising model that ushered in the era of digital fundraising, laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama's and Secretary Hillary Clinton's future presidential campaigns.
In 2006, Stephanie returned to her home state of Montana to serve as Senator Jon Tester's campaign manager, and after helping Democrats take back the Senate served as his chief of staff. In 2008, she joined Al Franken's historic Senate campaign as his campaign manager, leading the campaign to Election Day and then solidifying her reputation as a major force in Democratic politics by successfully managing the eight-month recount and legal fight that followed. Today, in addition to serving as president of EMILY's List, Stephanie is also the president of American Women, a research organization affiliated with EMILY's List which seeks to increase public awareness of the issues impacting women and families, and she regularly appears on MSNBC. Called "one of the absolute stars of American politics now," Stephanie was named by ELLE Magazine to its "10 Most Powerful Women in Washington" list, alongside Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in 2015.
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