Heidi L. Sieck

Democracy.com-Day-1_Heidi-Sieck_013Heidi L. Sieck is a civic entrepreneur bringing 25 years of root-striking innovation and activism to the intersection of technology, politics and well being while fueling an obsession with elevating women to positions of leadership. Heidi comes to Sister Giant representing the National Advisory Board of VoteRunLead, the largest national non-partisan training program for women running for office.

Heidi established herself as a systemic transformer when she led Mayor Gavin Newsom’s award winning 311 Customer Service Center project, a $20 million construction, technology and transformational government service establishing the foundation of the open government movement in the U.S. She is the current Co-Founder/CEO of #VOTEPROCHOICE and most recently the founding Chief Operating Office of Democracy.com and Civic Hall.

She serves as Chair of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Board of Directors and on the founding leadership team and Board of Directors of CTZNWELL, a movement for wellbeing of all.

When she is not creating a company, mentoring a young women or giving a speech about political reform or gender parity, you will find Heidi playing in the sandbox of democracy. Heidi has worked on six presidential campaigns and countless state and local races from New York City to Nebraska. She served as President of the nonpartisan San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, the largest women’s organization in the City. She also co-founded the San Francisco Women’s Policy Summit and created the San Francisco Women’s Collaborative.

Her now-not-so-secret spiritual warrior side manifests in a commitment to meditation, yoga and a fierce devotion to uplifting women and enlightened perspectives of feminism. Heidi serves on the Center for Partnership Studies Board of Directors promoting the systemic work of her mentor Riane Eisler.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School where she was awarded the Holly Taylor Sargent Award for Advancement of Women in Leadership.

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