Pathways to Power:
An Atlantic Forum on Women in Politics

July 21, 2016
Cleveland, OH

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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