There has never been a better time to be a woman looking to make a difference in the public sector than today. More doors are open to us than ever before, yet women are woefully underrepresented at nearly every level of elected office.
A recent study found only 40 percent of women feel they are qualified to serve as an elected official, while more than 60 percent of men consider themselves somewhat qualified to very qualified to serve in office. But the same study also found that when a woman or a man is asked to run for office, an equal 70 percent say they will consider putting their name on the ballot.
So we need to do a better job of asking, and then, when women say (continue reading)