Meet The President/CEO
As the creator and facilitator of the Women2Women National Conversations Tour, Sarah has become one of the most important national voices calling for women to become involved in the political process.
And as the president of Main Street Advocacy’s parent organization, the Republican Main Street Partnership, Sarah runs an organization that supports the governing wing of the Republican Party in Congress. In the judgment of most political observers, she is the only woman in the country who currently leads a major Republican organization.
Sarah’s career has been marked by accomplishment and tragedy. Born in upstate New York, she first gained political experience working in the personal office of Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., a former CEO of the Corning Glass Company and a six-term member of Congress. Later, she became the first executive director of the John Quincy Adams Society and helped to establish the Republican Main Street Partnership.
She has written for the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and other national publications, and she is a regular columnist for The Hill newspaper. She has been profiled in the New York Times and featured on numerous media programs including “Morning Joe” and “Fox & Friends.” She recently undertook a course of study in the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
In 1999, Sarah married Michael Resnick, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the National Security Council. In 2011, he died of pancreatic cancer at age fifty. The FBI’s Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center is named in his honor. Sarah and Michael had one child, a daughter, who is now thirteen years old.
Sarah built the Republican Main Street Partnership from the fledgling organization founded in 1997 into a thriving network of over seventy members of Congress. Sarah’s experiences — as a single mother, as a woman involved in politics, as someone who has studied women’s leadership, and as an ordinary citizen frustrated with Capitol Hill gridlock — led her to start the Women2Women Conversations Tour in the fall of 2014. The tour brings Main Street’s Congresswomen together with bipartisan gatherings of women across the country. Its aim is to spark dialogue between legislators and everyday citizens about how women are personally affected by what happens in government, take those ideas back to Washington, and pass them through Congress. The Women2Women Tour is one of the most important means for women to become engaged in the political process and to make their voices heard in the corridors of power.
Sarah Chamberlain is a unique and powerful woman’s voice in the American political debate. Follow her posts on Facebook, Twitter, and her Main Street Advocacy blog, or see her on the Women2Women Conversations Tour.