Heidi L. Sieck
Heidi L. Sieck is an award-winning, C-level civic entrepreneur with a lifetime commitment to political organizing and foundational systems intervention – particularly elevating women to positions of leadership. She is the Co-founder/Chief Empowerment Officer of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a national political engagement platform. Most recently, Heidi was the founding Chief Operating Officer of Civic Hall and Democracy.com in New York City and interim Chief Operating Officer of Rock the Vote in Washington, D.C. She served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (formerly NARAL New York) and on the founding leadership team and Board of Directors of CTZNWELL, a movement for wellbeing of all. She is an Advisory Board Member of MarchOn Sister March Network, VoteRunLead and Emerge New York. Most recently, Heidi was a partner of the Women’s March on Washington and a member of the Policy Table responsible for writing the intersectional Unity Principles.
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.
When she is not creating a company, mentoring a young woman or giving a speech about political reform or gender parity, you will find Heidi playing in the sandbox of democracy. Heidi has worked on seven 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.
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.