Why International Women Succeed in Politics

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Why International Women Succeed in Politics

  1. 1. Why International Women Succeed in Politics Presented by Kathleen Schafer Leadership Connection
  2. 2. Learning from International Leaders <ul><li>Politics of the unintentional vs. career choice </li></ul><ul><li>Families of privilege create leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education is the key </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges of Women in Office <ul><li>Husbands viewed as factors </li></ul><ul><li>Femininity always in play </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing family and work </li></ul><ul><li>Women must fight for women’s issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety and security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birth control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to resources </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why aren’t there more women leaders in the U.S.? <ul><li>Need for large numbers of women within our political institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Need to for well-organized, strong, active groups supportive of women </li></ul><ul><li>Need sources of energy to challenge the “establishment’ </li></ul><ul><li>Need for more role models </li></ul><ul><li>Need to accommodate balanced lifestyle </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contact Information <ul><li>Kathleen Schafer </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Connection </li></ul><ul><li>www.leadershipconnection.net </li></ul>

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