Off the Sidelines Chicago

In June 2015, Bridget launched the first local chapter of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Off the Sidelines campaign here in Chicago, calling upon women and girls to “get off the sidelines” and take action on the issues that move them, whether civic, philanthropic or political. 

The goal of OTS Chicago is empower women of all ages to become engaged in – and to take leadership roles in – the issues and projects that need their voice and support. The organization also provides tools to facilitate action on a local, national and international level through monthly “Issue Activation Kits.”

It is Bridget’s hope that OTS Chicago can help more women advance into leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.

For more information and recent updates, please visit and Commissioner Gainer's LinkedIn page.