ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE: tOOLS AND tACTICS FOR POLITICAL INFLUENCE

Eager to be more politically engaged but not sure where to start? Join Courtney Emerson, Co-Founder of the All In Together Campaign, for a workshop on how to make the most of your voice, prioritize the issues that are most important to you and better understand how the political process works (at all levels). 


Courtney Emerson is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the All In Together Campaign. As COO, she oversees partnerships, membership programming and general operations at AIT to ensure women have the tools and resources they need to fully engage in the political process at all levels.

In addition to her role at AIT, Emerson serves as an Advisor to EverwiseWomen, Everwise’s cross-company women’s leadership development program supporting women from over 90 organizations, including Eventbrite, Lyft, Microsoft, Salesforce, Spotify, Squarespace, T-Mobile and Yelp. Formerly a Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), Emerson advised Fortune 500 and global companies on the design and delivery of diversity and inclusion initiatives. While at CTI, she co-authored the CTI research report, Vaulting the Color Bar: How Sponsorship Levers Multicultural Individuals into Leadership, profiled by NPR in 2012.

Emerson has spoken at Oxford University’s Power Shift Summit, the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF), Professional Business Women of California (PBWC), the YWCA of NYC and others. Emerson has written for publications including Refinery29, Thrive Global, OZY, Huffington Post, The Hill, and New York Daily News and has appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, FOX Business, Cheddar TV and Salon. 

Emerson began her career as a research assistant to Professor Amaney Jamal, Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University, and has held positions at numerous non-profits, including Seeds of Peace and the ACLU.

Emerson graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Politics and minor in Near Eastern Studies, where her senior thesis explored the conditions influencing positive reform of women’s legal rights in the Arab world. She currently lives in New York City.