Western Carolina University’s Diversity Dialogues series explores issues of diversity and inclusion on our campus, in our community, and across the globe. Our latest dialogue addresses the issue of women in leadership – a topic that is particularly relevant following the election of a record number of women to congressional seats. Our dialogues bring unique perspectives to the table so that we might all learn from those who see the world through a lens different from our own.
Breaking Through: Have Women Finally Arrived in Leadership?
In recent weeks, over 120 women (including 45 who identify as women of color) reported to their posts in the 116th United States Congress and nine became state governors (including one who is trans-identified) in a midterm election where more women ran and won than any other time in history. Does this significant increase in representation across government leadership positions mean women have finally arrived in leadership? Should we expect this rise to continue?
Let’s first understand why more women decided to run...
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