Nearly 1 in 3 countries globally has elected a female head of state or government; the United States is not one of them. There is great potential for this statistic to transform in 2016. With Hillary Clinton’s announcement on April 12 and Carly Fiorina entering the race on May 4, it may finally be possible for the glass ceiling to come crashing down. While there is much to be determined in the next year, there are a few things we at Parity know already:

  • We expect that a woman sitting in the Oval Office will spur other females across the country to pursue leadership positions, as we found in our Twin States: A Multiplier Effect research.
  • A female Republican in the Oval Office would be a major step towards closing the GOP gender gap and could provide more support to Clearing the Primary Hurdles for future women candidates.
  • When women run, women win. Read our Shifting Gears report to find out more.

Stay tuned in and engage with Parity as we write, research, analyze and gather thought leaders from both sides of the aisle to create a more reflective and effective democracy.

What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?

In her new book, author Marianne Schnall poses this question to leading political experts. Their responses are enlightening, engaging, and reflective of society’s evolving stance on female leadership and power. Read the book, listen to excerpts, and learn what it will take to finally send a woman to the White House.

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