Reclaim the Fairytale, Stepping out of idealism and into Individualism | Katie Harbath, CEO Anchor Change | Power Lounge S2E7

As women, we've long been sold the story of idealism over individualism. Tech superstar, Katie Harbath wants to help you change that.


From fairytales to fables, young girls are told time and time again that they are to be wooed and rescued. But at 42, a tech democracy advocate is choosing to live her life on her terms and celebrating the life she has built for herself in ways more women should.

Take a listen to be inspired and learn how.


Katie Harbath is a global leader at the intersection of elections, democracy, and technology. As the chief executive of Anchor Change, she helps clients think through tech policy issues. She is a senior advisor for technology and democracy at the International Republican Institute and is also a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Integrity Institute, and a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Previously, Katie spent 10 years at Facebook. As a director of public policy, she built and led global teams that managed elections and helped government and political figures use the social network to connect with their constituents.

Before Facebook, Katie held senior digital roles at the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the DCI Group, as well as multiple campaigns for office.

She is a board member at the National Conference on Citizenship, Democracy Works, and the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

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