To Be a Woman in the Senate
Oct 27, 2016
The Atlantic’s video series “Women and Leadership” explores insights and advice from five women in politics, entertainment, and tech. In the history of the United States, there have been 1,917 male senators and only 46 female senators. This episode profiles Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic senator from Minnesota. For Klobuchar, who grew up middle class with no familial ties to politics, being one of 20 female senators is an opportunity to bring a necessary perspective. “Having women at the table is incredibly important...they're able to get things done in a unique way,” she says in this interview. “Based on your experiences, you can relate more and immediately see the unfairness of a problem that others are experiencing.” The film was directed by Lucy Wells.
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An Atlantic video series featuring insights from five women in politics, media, and tech