In poll after poll, women are seen as being honest, consensus-building, compassionate and trustworthy — key credentials for being an effective lawmaker or government official. Yet, those attributes have not made it easier for more women to step into public office.
From the vantage point of the Republican convention, we took a look at women who are leading the charge at the local, state and national levels.
At a time when gridlock and dysfunction define the nation's politics, we highlighted the people working for change and asked what can be done to make a career in public office more appealing and attainable for young women.
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The Atlantic at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
The Atlantic went to Philadelphia for a range of events discussing issues of consequence to everyday Americans and shed light on the vision and policy goals of the Democratic nominee.
The Atlantic at the
Democratic National Convention:
We held a Morning Briefing at the start of each day of the DNC, addressing some of the biggest questions affecting this election.
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg
On June 13th, Secretary Carter will join The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, for a conversation about the military, leadership, and foreign affairs.