Nichola D. GutgoldPenn State Lehigh Valley    October, 2012
   No woman on a major party ticket   What have we learned from past women    candidates?
Sarah Who?                      John McCain’s                     Running Mate   A little-    known    governor    Video...
   Over 500 college age women were asked:“Did the bids of Hillary Clinton and SarahPalin make you think that a woman woul...
   The year 1992 was dubbed “The Year of the    Woman” because more women were elected to    Congress than ever before. ...
   Carol Moseley-Braun   First African American    woman elected to the    US senate.   Reports that in 1992    people ...
Margaret Chase Smith   Patricia Schroeder   Carolyn Moseley Braun       (1964)                 (1988)                (2004...
“After I went to Congress, astudent asked me why all ourpresidents had been white men.I knew why, but the reasonswerent go...
- Shirley Chisholm after her1972 bid for the presidency
Elizabeth Dole
 In 2008 Sarah  Palin was the  Republican  candidate for  vice president.                    • In 1984 Geraldine         ...
SYMBOLICCANDIDATE    S
   Candidates need to care about their appearance    and style.   “When a man shows feminine qualities it is accepted fa...
   The first non-symbolic or viable candidate for    president who is a woman endured harsh media    criticism.
1.Credentials
2. Fundraising
3. Charisma Video: Democratic Response
4. Assertiveness
5. An Attractive Appearance
6. The Right Look.
7. The Denis Thatcher Spouse
8. Heterosexual Orientation
9. Restraint
10. Rhetorical Finesse
Twenty countries have women presidents               Including:                India              Argentina             Ba...
Who Are The Most PowerfulWomen in the World?
According to 2012 ForbesAngela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany as most                  powerful.
Hillary Clinton, US Secretary ofState, 2ndDilma Rousseff, President ofBrazil, 3rd
Melinda Gates, Co-                      Chair, Bill and                      Melinda Gates                      Foundation...
President of the Indian NationalCongress, 6th
Parliamentary systems in other countrieshave allowed for the election of more women tooffice.Tough media treatment of wome...
When we have a criticalmass of women willing torun, possessing the “topten” qualities --- and whobeats her opponent --Amer...
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President
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Smashing the Glass Ceiling and Electing a Woman President

  1. 1. Nichola D. GutgoldPenn State Lehigh Valley October, 2012
  2. 2.  No woman on a major party ticket What have we learned from past women candidates?
  3. 3. Sarah Who? John McCain’s Running Mate A little- known governor Video: Palin/Hilary from
  4. 4.  Over 500 college age women were asked:“Did the bids of Hillary Clinton and SarahPalin make you think that a woman would become president in your lifetime?”
  5. 5.  The year 1992 was dubbed “The Year of the Woman” because more women were elected to Congress than ever before. Fifty four women took congressional oaths of office in 1992. On the heels of the Anita Hill trial women said “we will remember in November” and they did.
  6. 6.  Carol Moseley-Braun First African American woman elected to the US senate. Reports that in 1992 people at the Capital mistakenly took her for staff (such as a secretary or cleaning person).
  7. 7. Margaret Chase Smith Patricia Schroeder Carolyn Moseley Braun (1964) (1988) (2004) Elizabeth Dole (2000)
  8. 8. “After I went to Congress, astudent asked me why all ourpresidents had been white men.I knew why, but the reasonswerent good ones. So Idecided to run. I campaigned in32 states. People looked at mefunny. I suffereddisappointment, anddisillusionment because of myrace.”
  9. 9. - Shirley Chisholm after her1972 bid for the presidency
  10. 10. Elizabeth Dole
  11. 11.  In 2008 Sarah Palin was the Republican candidate for vice president. • In 1984 Geraldine Ferraro was the vice presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket.
  12. 12. SYMBOLICCANDIDATE S
  13. 13.  Candidates need to care about their appearance and style. “When a man shows feminine qualities it is accepted far more easily than a woman who acts in a male fashion. A woman politician who appears feminine is soon regarded as a little mother. She is not regarded as being decisive. A woman leader must be tough, strong, and caring, all at the same time.”  ---Marie Wilson, president of The White House Project
  14. 14.  The first non-symbolic or viable candidate for president who is a woman endured harsh media criticism.
  15. 15. 1.Credentials
  16. 16. 2. Fundraising
  17. 17. 3. Charisma Video: Democratic Response
  18. 18. 4. Assertiveness
  19. 19. 5. An Attractive Appearance
  20. 20. 6. The Right Look.
  21. 21. 7. The Denis Thatcher Spouse
  22. 22. 8. Heterosexual Orientation
  23. 23. 9. Restraint
  24. 24. 10. Rhetorical Finesse
  25. 25. Twenty countries have women presidents Including: India Argentina Bangladesh Australia Costa Rica Brazil
  26. 26. Who Are The Most PowerfulWomen in the World?
  27. 27. According to 2012 ForbesAngela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany as most powerful.
  28. 28. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary ofState, 2ndDilma Rousseff, President ofBrazil, 3rd
  29. 29. Melinda Gates, Co- Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 4thJill Abramson,Executive Editor,New York Times, 5th
  30. 30. President of the Indian NationalCongress, 6th
  31. 31. Parliamentary systems in other countrieshave allowed for the election of more women tooffice.Tough media treatment of women candidatesin the United States may keep more would-becandidates away from the US presidency.Programs that encourage women to run arehelpful.
  32. 32. When we have a criticalmass of women willing torun, possessing the “topten” qualities --- and whobeats her opponent --America will have awoman president

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