Emily Bell McCormick is founder of The Policy Project— a U.S. non-profit that creates movements in order to forward healthy, long-term policy at a state and national level with a focus on women, girls and other groups that have historically been overlooked or adversely impacted by policy. Through its effort the ‘The Period Project,’ they successfully negotiated a public-private partnership to pass HB 162 in the 2022 Legislative session that mandated that period products be provided in every Utah public and charter school girl and all-gender bathroom, grade K-12—effecting an immediate change for more than 337,000 girls and menstruators.
Prior to her venture into the world of policy, Emily founded and sold a clothing company (Shabby Apple), was an editor and occasional host of Utah’s NBC morning show, KSL Studio 5, and worked as a communication strategy consultant in a myriad of industries including policy, NGOs, REITs, tech and fashion. Emily has a master’s degree in communication from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University. When she’s not campaigning for a new idea, she is spending time with her five wild kids or attempting to sneak in some brownies and a walk in a beautiful neighborhood.