Join YaleWomen for a lively non-partisan webinar conversation with Q&A about the importance of Women in Politics with Patricia Russo, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, and Kathryn Lofton, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History, Divinity, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Deputy for Diversity and Faculty Development, Yale University.
In 2016, women remain underrepresented in elective political office, comprising only 19.4% of the US Congress, 24.4% of statewide elective offices, and 24.6% of state legislatures. Do you know that when women run for political office, they win at the same rate as men? But women in the United States are not running. Why not? What barriers—both internal and external—are holding women back? Does it matter whether women are creating the laws we live by? Do women govern differently than men?