Election 2020 and the Future Political Landscape
Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm engages in an illuminating conversation surrounding today's top issues-- from immigration to health care, climate change solutions to the economy-- in order to shed light on America's political future. A current political heralded for her forward-looking insight, Granholm brings a balanced and nuanced perspective sorely needed in today's divisive times.
From a Two-Term Governor's Perspective: Cracking the Code -- How to Grow Jobs in the U.S., Even in a Global Economy
Governor Jennifer Granholm led Michigan during the toughest economic times since the Great Depression -- through auto bailouts and a global shift of manufacturing jobs. Through experience and stories, hear her perspective on how the nation can grow middle class jobs when technology and globalization make it easy for jobs to move elsewhere.
Predictions on the Future of Health Care, From a Governor's Perspective
Governor Jennifer Granholm will share an insider's predictions on where the health care system is headed post-Obamacare, from a policy and a political perspective.
Lead, Women, Lead!
Governor Jennifer Granholm was the first female attorney general and two-term governor of Michigan, where she led during challenging economic times. She shares inspiring lessons of leadership, from experience, through stories and data, and exhorts women to raise their hand to lead.
The Mother of All Markets: Creating Clean Energy Jobs in America
Governor Jennifer Granholm's popular TED talk on her ideas to create clean energy jobs provides the foundation for her speech on using policy to create middle class jobs in clean energy in every state in the country.
The Autonomy Economy, Risks and Opportunities
Are U.S. jobs more at risk to robots or globalization? Will driverless cars put 3 million truck and passenger drivers out of work? This talk by Governor Jennifer Granholm, the former governor of the automotive capital and chair of the American Jobs Project at UC Berkeley, will discuss the employment risks and opportunities of an accelerating technology economy in America. (Hint: there's some good news here).
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Groups rely on Governor Granholm’s insight into the election cycle, government leadership, and navigating these new realities
In virtual and in-person programs, Governor JENNIFER GRANHOLM's gives insight into the power and responsibility of the state and local governments. More and more Americans are looking to state leaders to help navigate these uncertain times. With the confluence of a public health crisis that crippled a nation, social unrest that has galvanized a people, and a national election that will either cause great division or unity, Governor Granholm’s perspective on what it takes to lead people through change has proven to be invaluable. Groups rely on Governor Granholm’s insight into the election cycle and government leadership, raving, "Governor Granholm was incredible! She blew the roof off the place, in fact. That and she was a delight to work with." (Broadbent Institute) "Everything was perfect. She was phenomenal!" (Consumers Energy). Governor Granholm brings her thoughtful consideration to politics that is often lacking in our national discourse. Groups love her for her ability to reach both sides of the aisle and offer a balanced perspective to some of our most hotly contested issues.
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm served two terms as Governor of Michigan, leading a state with a $40 billion annual budget and over 55,000 employees. As governor, Granholm pioneered clean energy innovation, economic development, and led the state through the national crisis in the turn-around of the American automotive and manufacturing sectors. She laid the ground for the improvement in Michigan’s economy after the auto industry bankruptcies, with bi-partisan efforts that engaged the private sector, fostered critical partnerships between industry, government and researchers, and created economic incentives in battery manufacturing, bio-energy, solar and wind power.
During her terms, the state attracted almost 4,000 companies, and Site Selection Magazine repeatedly named Michigan as one of the top three states in the nation for business locations or expansions. Under her leadership, Michigan was twice recognized by The Pew Center on the States as one of the best-managed states in the nation. According to the Gallup Job Creation Index, Michigan led the country in the improvement of job market conditions following the great recession. Prior to being elected Governor, she was Attorney General for the State of Michigan.
Granholm is currently a Managing Partner of RIDGE-LANE LP, where she leads the firm’s Sustainability practice. She also teaches policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), and a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS). In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, Granholm is a member of the advisory board at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP).
Granholm leads several initiatives focused on exploring how technological advancements impact jobs and the economy. She is the Chair of the American Jobs Project, a multi-state 25-university research project focused on advanced manufacturing jobs in clean energy. As an advisor to the Autonomous World Fund, Granholm also provides strategic guidance on automated/AI-connected, electric, and shared vehicles.
Granholm is a Senior Political Contributor to CNN and serves on the board of directors of Proterra and Marinette Marine Corporation. She's a Senior Advisor to Media Matters for America and the Chair of the American Bridge Foundation. In addition, she's the co-author of the political bestseller, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future. She is an honors graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School.