Lynn Yeakel

About Lynn Yeakel

Lynn Yeakel is the founder and chief executive of Women Way USA, the first and largest women’s funding federation in the U.S. In 1992, she participated in one of the most visible and symbolic political races in the country. With only 1% name recognition when she entered the race for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, she won a landslide victory in the five-way Democratic primary, becoming the party’s nominee to face two-term Republican incumbent, Arlen Specter. While the incumbent retained his seat, her much publicized challenge inspired women across the country to consider electoral office.


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