THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Women’s Leadership in America

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Women are leading in unprecedented ways in every sphere but leadership must be more than just the job we hold.
To fully lead we must lead in three spheres.

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We believe that political and civic engagement can be THE platform through which women can drive change on all the issues that matter to them. But full engagement and empowerment means going beyond the ballot box.

 

Where We Succeed

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PERSONAL

Women are earning undergraduate degrees at extraordinary rates

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PROFESSIONAL

Percentage of female breadwinners is steadily increasing

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POLITICAL

Women show growing representation in presidential elections

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Where We Can Do Better

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Women are not fully engaged in the underlying politics and policy making which impact our ability to thrive in all spheres.

GENDER EQUALITY

U.S. Ranking Globally

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U.S. GENDER DISPARITY

Do you believe there is currently an inequality between women and men in terms of social, political and/or economic rights?

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Exploring the Gender Gap

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Gender differences in political and civic engagement emerge when men and women enter college and remain stagnant from that point on.

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Women are more likely to:

  • Believe women active in party politics get held back by men1
  • Believe women face discrimination in politics1
  • Feel Americans are not ready to elect women to high office1

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Women are less likely to:

  • Express an interest in politics and enjoy political conversations2
  • Take political science courses in college2
  • Follow politics in the news2

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Women are less likely to:

  • Write letters to their representatives or op eds to publications3
  • Make a donation to a political campaign4
  • Speak up at town hall meetings5
  • Attempt to persuade others of their political views5

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Women are less likely to:

  • Consider running for office (even in college)2
  • Aspire to political office2
  • Feel they would ever be qualified to run for office6

 

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