So close, yet so far away: An elusive critical mass and the benefits of women’s leadership
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Female House members on the steps of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the official opening of the 113th Congress.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
It’s been 100 years since the first woman was elected to Congress. Since then, the rise of women into positions of political and corporate power has been slow-going to say the least.
Jay Newton-Small is TIME Magazine’s Washington D.C. correspondent and the author of “Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works.” She had to dig, and hire a team of researchers, but the data she discovered reveals how a critical mass of women in public and private leadership positions clearly benefits both realms.
Newton-Small spoke at Town Hall Seattle on June 13. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded her talk.
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