Posted: July 28th, 2010
Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, we witnessed the historic campaign of the country’s first viable female presidential candidate. Yet, women in elected office hold only sixteen seats in the U.S. Senate and seventy-one in the U.S. House of Representatives. A panel of high-profile female political professionals—Andrea Bernstein, WNYC Political Director; Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood; Dee Dee Myers, White House Press Secretary from 1993-1994 and author of Why Women Should Rule the World(2008), and; Ellen Malcolm, former President of America Coming Together, a political action group—discuss the role of women in politics, with an emphasis on Hillary Clinton. This event was held at The New School.



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