A Woman President

Conversations About Women & Leadership

In 2015, for the first time in history, 3 female candidates entered the race for the White House: Hillary Clinton, Carly Fiorina, and Jill Stein. To mark this significant event, we partnered with Marianne Schnall to release an original 3-part series. Thought leaders and past presidential candidates from across the political spectrum discuss what it would mean to finally have a woman in the highest office.

Jump to a series:
She’s More Than a Symbol, original blogs
Past & Present, presidential candidate podcasts
From the Field, practitioner & expert multimedia interviews

She’s More Than a Symbol, original blogs

She’s More Than a SymbolWoman_president_pullquote_Lake  features a compilation of interviews to answer the questions, what would having a woman president mean for our country, culture, and collective women’s leadership? Why is it so important?

She Talks Dirty: Money in Politics reflects on the all-encompassing impact of money on the political system in America.

She’s Young and Restless focuses on young women and the change they can bring to electoral politics.

She Looks to the Future casts a hopeful eye to 2016 and asks what it will take to ensure more women candidates run beyond the next election cycle.


Past & Present, presidential candidate podcasts

Pres Can CollageThree Steps Closer to the Oval Office interviews past presidential candidates on their inspiring stories in pursuit of the White House.

In-depth interview with Pat Schroeder, feisty former Representative for Colorado and 1987 presidential candidate.

Insightful interview with Carol Moseley-Braun, first female African-American senator and 2004 presidential candidate.

Motivational interview with Jill Stein, 2012 and 2016 presidential candidate.


From the Field, practitioner and expert multimedia interviews

Collage MailchimpObservations of Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity.

Behind the (White House) scenes interview with Anita McBride, who served in three presidential administrations and is currently the Executive in Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University’s School of Public Affairs.

With over twenty years’ experience, Senator Kay Hutchison provides her reflections and thoughts on gender in politics.

Inspiring insights from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her take on why women are the exception in Washington gridlock.

7 steps to a better Washington with Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives.


Stories From Our Blog

7 Steps to a Better Washington with Nancy Pelosi

Marianne Schnall | Dec 16, 2015

Interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Marianne Schnall | Dec 10, 2015

Interview with Kay Bailey Hutchison

Marianne Schnall | Dec 1, 2015

Interview with Anita McBride

Marianne Schnall | Nov 17, 2015

Interview with Michael Kimmel

Marianne Schnall | Nov 10, 2015
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What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?

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

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Research and Resources

Though the US has yet to elect a female president, many pioneering women have blazed a campaign trail toward the Oval Office. Learn more about these inspiring candidates and the organizations committed to electing our nation’s first woman president. Learn more >>