Nearly 1 in 4 countries has elected a female head of state or government; the United States is not one of them. With several qualified female candidates poised to run in 2016, will a woman finally crack that highest glass ceiling?
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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