Women2Women serves to amplify women’s voices in Washington. We meet with and poll women nationwide to fully understand the issues they care about most, including healthcare, equal pay, education, childcare, and access to capital. Then we use the data collected to brief elected officials and impact national policy.
Women comprise 55% of the voting public. Acting together, we can elect or defeat public officials and the legislative agendas they champion. Because of Women2Women and organizations like us, the days when women’s issues take a back seat in Washington are coming to an end.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We are the one women’s organization that was expressly founded to cross the political divide, recognizing that women have more in common with each other than with either political party. Unlike other organizations, we inform members of Congress directly about the issues most important to women. We champion specific legislation and engage bipartisan support to achieve our legislative goals.
Founder and CEO
Sarah has become one of the most prominent national voices calling for women from both parties to unite around issues and legislation that affect the quality of life for all women. She has a long history of speaking and working with women across the country. She is a recognized expert on the needs and attitudes of suburban women, who represent the swing vote in a critical mass of local, state, and national elections. In addition to founding Women2Women, Sarah is the President and CEO of the Main Street Partnership, which supports moderate Republican candidates in Congress. Through both organizations, she fights for socially inclusive policy that crosses the political divide.
Sarah serves on the Board of Directors of the Women Campaign School at Yale University, is a National Capital Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and sits on the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Her written work has been featured in the Washington Post, The Hill, U.S. News & World Report, and she is a contributor to Forbes.com. Sarah was chosen by CQ Roll Call as a Rising Star and was featured as one of Elle Magazine’s 10 Women in Washington.
Sharon’s career in event management and marketing spans over 30 years and includes travel management and convention/conference on-site logistics management. Known as a take-charge person, An expert in contract negotiations, venue selection, food and beverage management, vendor relations, sponsorship fulfillment, talent sourcing and more. Her extensive travel in Africa, Europe, South America and North America has given Sharon a global perspective on people, cultures and events. Past clients have included Winrock International, U.S.-Islamic Forum, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, CIAA Basketball Tournament, and the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce
Linda Wertz Mekelburg
Linda Wertz Mekelburg is retired and living with Andy, her husband of 35 years in Clear Spring, Maryland, spending her time with her horse and dogs. Through her working career, Linda was a travel agent, a Senior’s Home Companion and a telephone company employee, all the while raising two children, Cory, age 30 and Elise aged 27. Linda was born in England as her father was serving in the Air Force stationed there. She was brought up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Emily is an omni channel marketing leader within the consumer packaged goods industry. She has spent the past 13 years building strategic marketing programs for the Clorox Company portfolio with key strategic retailer partners. Prior to Clorox she built brands for over a decade with major CPG companies, including Campbell Soup and Starbucks. She has been recognized as an effective, collaborative, and creative leader within her organizations.
Emily has her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. As an alumnus, she has participated with her local alumni chapter as well as on the global level with the UN Global Compact. She is also an active member of Network of Executive Women – a professional community committed to advancing women.
Paige Conrad McIntosh is the lead designer and owner of BrightShade Gardens, LLC, a boutique landscape design and install firm in Northern Virginia. She is a strong believer in a woman’s ability to take risks, seize opportunity, and adjust to consumer demands. Design is her second career with her first being in contracts management for Naval defense contractors. In hindsight she is surprised that she ever spent so much time sitting behind a desk given her current reality of sun, sky, and muddy boots. She has a B.A. from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University.