Pearls, Politics, and Power How Women Can Win and Lead

ISBN-10: 1933392924

ISBN-13: 9781933392929

Edition: 2008

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Description: "Pearls, Politics, and Power" is a call to action for new political engagement and leadership from the women of America. Informed by conversations with elected women leaders from all levels, former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine M. Kunin asks: What difference do women make? What is the worst part of politics, and what is the best part? What inspired these women to run, and how did they prepare themselves for public life? How did they raise money, protect their families' privacy, deal with criticism and attack ads, and work with the good old boys? Kunin's core message is that America needs an infusion of new leadership to better address the major problems of our time. To see how women can achieve that goal, she combines her personal experience in politics; the lessons of past women's movements; the stories of young women today who have new ideas about their role in society; and interviews with a wide range of women in positions of power, looking for clues to their leadership, as well as the effects of gender stereotyping. She interviews Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, analyzes her campaign, and addresses the question: "Is the country ready?" Other interviewees include U.S. Representatives Loretta Sanchez, Linda Sanchez, Deborah Pryce, and Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Amy Klobuchar, and Carol Moseley Braun, and Governors Kathleen Sibelius and Janet Napolitano. The next generation of women will be inspired to lead by seeing women like Nancy Pelosi wielding the gavel, and seeing themselves reflected in the portraits in statehouses, courthouses, corporate and university boardrooms, and the White House. "Pearls, Politics, andPower" will help ensure that this inspiration is not soured or deflected, but channeled into successful candidacies by America's leaders of tomorrow. What will it take for women to assume their rightful places in the political corridors of power?

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
A Life in Politics
Profile: Mary Wollstonecraft
The Barriers
Profile: Betty Friedan
How Do You Become a Politician?
Profile: Bella Abzug
Women and Leadership
Profile: Alice Paul
Yes, Gender Does Make a Difference
On the Inside: Playing by the Rules, Power, and Working with the Jerks
Women Presidents
Being the Leader
Profile: Gloria Steinem
A Woman President in the United States?
Profile: Abigail Adams
Women Helping Women Get Elected
Profile: Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Where Do We Go from Here?
Profile: Simone de Beauvoir
Acknowledgments
Resources
Notes
Index
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