Leadership

Kate Black
Chapter DirectorKate photo

Kate Black is  the Vice President of Research at EMILY’s List, where she works to provide critical information and insight on individual races, electoral trends, and federal and state policies impacting women and families. As Vice President of Research, she has conducted first-of-its kind research to measure the impact of having women in federal office.

Kate is also Executive Director at American Women, an affiliated organization of EMILY’s List. American Women works to amplify women’s voices across the country. Since launching in September 2013, American Women has worked to establish itself as the research hub on economic security issues for women and families.

Kate received her Master’s degree in Women’s Studies with a focus on Economics from George Washington University in Washington, DC and her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Sophie Kim Goldmacher
Strategic Planning and Operations DirectorSKG Photo 2

Sophie Kim Goldmacher is the Director of Programming for Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. Prior to joining the Institute, Sophie spent four years at the White House. She served as Deputy Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, where she managed the selection process for the White House Fellows program, the nation’s premiere fellowship for leadership and public service.

She also previously directed the fellowship’s education program. Sophie began her career in public service in California government, where she served as a policy adviser and legislative aide in both chambers of the state legislature. Sophie graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science, and holds a Master of Public Public Policy degree from Georgetown University, where she founded the Women in Public Policy Initiative.

She was selected to be the student commencement speaker at both graduation ceremonies and is a proud native of Alameda, California.

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Professional Development Program Director

Allison Muehlenbeck is the Conflict Program Adviser for The Institute for Inclusive Security, where she provides cross-cutting support to the Peace and Security Processes Team. In addition to working with conflict programs to design and document in-country interventions, she produces original written analysis and narratives related to women, peace, and security and the work of Women Waging Peace Network members. Ms. Muehlenbeck also advises policymakers on best practices and strategies to advance the inclusion of women in related peace or security processes.

Previously, Ms. Muehlenbeck spent three years at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, where she designed and implemented wide-ranging programs to promote women’s participation in legislatures, political parties, peace and reconciliation processes, and civil society. Her focus began with the Asia and Latin America and Caribbean regions, and culminated with a short-term position in Yemen. Prior to that, she served as the Communications Manager for EMILY’s List, the United States’ largest women’s political campaign strategy and fundraising organization. Ms. Muehlenbeck also held fellowships with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Club de Madrid.

Ms. Muehlenbeck received her Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, with a concentration in Democracy, Politics, and Institutions, and holds bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies and Communication from Denison University.

Jennifer Addison
Communications, Membership and Finance Director

Jenn Addison is the Digital and Creative Manager for She Should Run, where focuses 2015-01-09 10.48.14 (1)on developing and executing creative strategies to amplify the brand’s efforts to get more women and girls involved in public leadership to make a bigger impact. Jenn has several years of experience as a digital strategist and graphic designer for non-profit and advocacy organizations, and continues to work with organizations in the DC metropolitan area through her freelance creative business. 

Prior to joining She Should Run, Jenn served as the Social Media manger for TechGirls, a Department of State international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from the MENA region to pursue careers in STEM fields. Before joining TechGirls, Jenn worked on the Digital teams at the Truman National Security Project and EMILY’s List. 

She holds a Bachelors degree in Middle Eastern studies from the College of William and Mary. Outside of her digital work, Jenn is a vinyasa yoga teacher at Tranquil Space in Dupont Circle.