Enlightened Leaders can change the gender equity and create positive dynamics between women and men in the workplace and in all co-ventures involving self-identified men and women. The article below shows how Barack Obama’s administration had to learn to include women equally in number, and, with full collegial access, to important policy processes.
Presently, our Chair of the County Board is in charge of appointing people to many kinds of committees and boards. During the months of January 2015 through September 2016, his appointments went 104 times for men and 48 times for women. One of the strongest citizen voices on the county board is Liz Chaplin’s (lizchaplin.com). It is her Democratic belief in good, fair, cost-effective government that makes your voice and satisfaction with government well-run, stronger. The Democratic party offers more opportunities for women to run for office or be in decision-making positions and for YOU to vote for them. Please go to our candidate page to see who is running in your area.
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When President Obama first took office, the White House wasn’t exactly the friendliest place for female staffers. Most of Obama’s senior staffers — such as former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and former economic adviser Lawrence Summers — were men who’d worked on his campaign and subsequently filled his cabinet.
“If you didn’t come in from the campaign, it was a tough circle to break into,” Anita Dunn, who served as White House communications director until November 2009, told the Washington Post. “Given the makeup of the campaign, there were just more men than women.”
Susan Rice, who’s currently the national security adviser, said she (and other women) had to shoulder their way into important conversations: “It’s not pleasant to have to appeal to a man to say, ‘Include me in that meeting.’”
And even when they’d made it into the room, female staffers were READ MORE