Most reporters will likely best remember Thursday's panel on women's economic security for this group selfie (groupie?) tweeted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:
The event, hosted by the Center for American Progress, featured Hillary Clinton along with nearly every Democratic female thought leader in Congress aside from Sen. Elizabeth Warren. But it wasn't just a high-profile photo op.
Clinton used the event to continue her drumbeat for universal child care and paid leave for working mothers, and to bash Republican members of Congress for "living in an evidence-free zone." Clinton argued that closing the pay gap between men and women would increase the U.S. gross domestic product by 10 percent.
"Why are we leaving 10 percent on the table because we don't do enough to give women the support they need to be empowered, to give them the support they need to take care of themselves and their families?" she asked.
Women's impact on the U.S. economy is tangible. Last December, all of the 74,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy went to women—all of them! But unfortunately, most of those gains were in low-wage sectors. Women are also earning more than half of college degrees and advanced degrees, yet they also make up nearly two-thirds of the minimum-wage earners in the U.S. In other words, well-educated women are making up more and more of the workforce, but they're often still relegated to low-income jobs.