By Cynthia Richie Terrell on January 24, 2020
- Wednesday, January 29th
- Register here: https://mailchi.mp/blff/blffwebinar129
- Speakers include BLFF’s Amanda Hunter, Lake Research Partner’s Celinda Lake, and Bellwether Research and Consulting’s Chris Matthews.
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- Don’t miss the 1/29 @BLFF_org webinar, examining what it takes for a woman to prove to voters she is ready to serve in executive office. #BLFFresearch Register today! https://mailchi.mp/blff/blffwebinar129
- Join the @BLFF_org team on 1/29 to explore findings from “Ready, Willing & Electable: Women Running for Executive Office.” #BLFFresearch Register here: https://mailchi.mp/blff/blffwebinar129
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The data is clear: an equal world is a better world for all of us. When equality grows, communities are healthier, businesses are stronger, economies rise – and the world is a better place for everyone.
But today’s approaches to gender equality are still largely ineffective. The latest World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report now estimates a staggering 257 years to close the gap on economic participation for women – compared to 202 years in last year’s report.
Unfortunately, this is no surprise.
Getting to 50/50 requires intentional, long-term talent planning at every level, including targets or quotas. But here, too, the typical approach of setting targets only for women is too narrow. We must tackle the numerator and the denominator by declaring hiring targets and representation quotas for women and for men. Our talent plans must encompass our total talent pool – not just a piece of it.
As world leaders internalize the stark realities in the Gender Gap Report, and as we look within our own organizations, we need every individual, every CEO and every leader to check their blind spots and embrace a broader set of steps required to close the gender gap.
- Greece elects its first woman president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, by a sizable majority according to this story in The Hill
- Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon announces to only take companies public that have "diverse" boards according to this story in Fortune
- Elizabeth Warren pledges to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet if elected president according to this story on Huffpost Politics
- Emma Goldberg interviews 37-year-old women in public office to answer this question "Would a 37-Year-Old Woman Be Where Pete Buttigieg Is?" in this piece in The New York Times
Any hope of restoring unity in the country will require modesty, a willingness to compromise and the support of the many demographics that make up the Democratic coalition — young and old, in red states and blue, black and brown and white. For Senator Klobuchar, that’s acknowledging the depth of the nation’s dysfunction. For Senator Warren, it’s understanding that the country is more diverse than her base.
There will be those dissatisfied that this page is not throwing its weight behind a single candidate, favoring centrists or progressives. But it’s a fight the party itself has been itching to have since Mrs. Clinton’s defeat in 2016, and one that should be played out in the public arena and in the privacy of the voting booth. That’s the very purpose of primaries, to test-market strategies and ideas that can galvanize and inspire the country.
Ms. Klobuchar and Ms. Warren right now are the Democrats best equipped to lead that debate.
May the best woman win.