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Inform. Empower. Connect.
This week's edition highlights women on a mission - they inspire, they lead, they rule. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) shares why she ran for office, Bird + Stone gives us a final chance to buy bracelets that give back and The Tory Burch Foundation wants to see you at their #EmbraceAmbition Summit.
Inform.
What We Heard: Sen. Heitkamp on the woman who encouraged her to run for office
"Bonnie Palecek was one of my personal heroes, she began the domestic violence programs in North Dakota. She came to me and she said, 'We need an attorney general who believes that domestic violence is a crime, and we want you to take this on.'" READ MORE and SUBSCRIBE NOW to the Women Rule podcast.
What We Read: Kansas woman at center of 1954 school segregation ruling dies

Linda Brown stands in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kan., in this May 8, 1964, photo. Brown vs. Board of Education was brought before the Supreme Court by the NAACP's legal arm to challenge segregation in public schools. READ MORE.

What We're Excited About: Women Rule: The LA Summit
REGISTER HERE to join transformative women driving the conversation and championing today's most important issues. The Summit will feature a half-day of programming including one-on-one interviews, panel conversations, high-level networking and interactive experiences. Know a woman who rules? Request an invitation for her to join you at the Summit on June 5.
Empower.




No matter your level or years of experience, you always have more to learn. The smartest people in life, and the best leaders, are those who acknowledge what they don't know and surround themselves with people they can learn from and seek out advice and guidance.

Sarah Swinehart
Vice President, Edelman 

What We're Giving Away: Tickets to the Embrace Ambition Summit on April 24
Women Rule founding partner, the Tory Burch Foundation provides access to capital, education and resources to empower female entrepreneurs. The Embrace Ambition Summit will feature conversations with politicians, business leaders and trailblazers from across industries. Tell #WomenRule how you #EmbraceAmbition for your chance to win a ticket.
What We Recommend: Impact Partner Content
Redefining the Run for Political Office
"I share my story to redefine what it means to look like a politician — not just for myself but for all women. I know when I let my light shine, others will be encouraged to let their light shine too." said Cierra Jackson, the newest Running Start #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador, elected at the Young Women to Watch Awards.
 
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What We're Doing: Supporting Female-Founded Companies
Take 15% off ethically made jewelry from Bird + Stone in March with code WOMENRULE. Bird + Stone is a female-founded jewelry company that gives back with every purchase. All of their jewelry is made in the USA and donates to organizations building a more equal world.
What We'll Share: The woman who inspire you
At our networking event in LA on Monday, we asked attendees to tell us about the woman who inspires them the most. Now it's your turn: use #WomenRule to amplify the voice of someone who inspires you. We'll share them here next week.
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