kate black is an author, policy advisor, and advocate. Currently serving in the federal government, she previously worked for over ten years in politics and campaigns, most recently at Chief of Staff and Vice President of Research at EMILY’s List, the largest resource for women in politics.

Her first book, REPRESENT: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, co-authored with June Diane Raphael, was released September 3rd, 2019 by Workman Publishing.

She has also served as Executive Director of American Women, a nonpartisan research organization working to uplift the voices of women and the issues they care about. She has worked previously at the Democratic National Committee and the Service Employees International Union. She has helped elect candidates up and down the ballot and across the country.

Committed to bringing change in her community, she co-founded a free salary negotiation program for 15,000 women with the City of DC, the American Association of University Women, and the Younger Women’s Task Force.

She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and son.