Women Working Across the Aisle

Part of Virtual Conference Series Remember, Reflect, Recommit: Celebrating Women's Suffrage

Webcast recording

One necessity of a functioning democracy is the ability for people—citizens, elected officials, and other leaders alike—to talk and work across divides. Women leaders, in turns out, have a history of intentionally reaching out and creating bonds with their female colleagues. This panel will explore the unique perspective women bring to leadership positions, including in how they craft policy, how they create environments where other women can succeed, and how women working together may help to heal our current political divides.


  • Brooke Lierman

    Maryland State Delegate Lierman, who has represented Maryland’s 46th Legislative District since 2014, works for a variety of issues that get at the root causes of poverty and inequity in Baltimore, including education, transit, and environmental, and social justice.
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski

    Former U.S. Senator Mikulski served in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2017, working to protect the most vulnerable members of society and to advance scientific research and democracy around the world. She is an SNF Agora Institute affiliate at John Hopkins.
  • Constance Morella

    Former U.S Congresswoman and Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Representing Maryland’s 8th Congressional district from 1987 to 2007, Morella developed a national reputation as a leading advocate for women, children, and families as well as a promoter of economic growth through science and technology.