By Nancy L. Cohen

Why american citizens have by no means elected a girl president, how we replaced to give the opportunity, and why it matters.

From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a full of life dialog approximately women’s management, equivalent pay, and family-work stability is underway. at the cusp of a ancient breakthrough—the power election of America’s first lady president—Nancy L. Cohen takes us contained in the global of America’s ladies political leaders. Drawing on hundreds and hundreds of hours of interviews with girls governors and senators from either events, specialists, political operatives, and a various array of citizens, Breakthrough paints an intimate portrait of the savvy ladies who’ve equipped a substitute for the outdated boys membership and are rewriting the playbook for the way girls reach politics. during this obtainable and sometimes outstanding tale, Cohen introduces us to the inspiring ladies at the back of the ladies who've introduced us to this threshold, and to a dynamic crew of younger leaders who're redefining how we predict approximately management, feminism, and men’s crucial function in attaining gender equality. Breakthrough takes on our cultural assumptions to teach that the obstacles that after blocked a woman’s ascent to the presidency have fallen, much more than we become aware of.

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Still, like any working mother, Tanden faced stark choices, moments when being a good parent clashed with the demands of what she described as an intense and stressful job. She recalled the time a debate prep session was scheduled for the same morning as her daughter’s pre-K graduation. Tanden was in charge but she decided that her deputy would handle the session with Clinton. Nanc y L. Cohen 53 “Did I have a fear about my career prospects having handed it over? I did. It was the beginning of the campaign when you’re still proving yourself to your colleagues.

Breakthrough 38 There was really no real news to feed the outsized demand. Clinton had zero incentive to announce her candidacy so early. Any woman who might have considered a presidential run was waiting on Clinton’s decision. (And in case anyone was loath to wait, Senator Barbara Boxer organized a private letter to Clinton from all the Democratic women senators expressing their heartfelt support for her to be the first woman president and their party’s 2016 standardbearer. Unsurprisingly, the letter quickly leaked to the press.

Cohen 51 do that. But I’m also a political pragmatist. ” “When I became president of Center for American Progress, I realized that at a point in my career when it mattered the most about whether I was going to move up, I just happened to win the boss lottery,” Neera Tanden said laughing. “I was very lucky. ” The boss Tanden was talking about was Hillary Clinton. Before becoming the first woman president of the nation’s leading progressive think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), Tanden had served as Clinton’s top domestic policy aide.

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