Women in Leadership

Why Hillary Clinton’s Loss Is Still A Gain For Women In Leadership

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Written by Neela B

My latest article in the Huffington post on why Hillary Clinton’s Loss Is Still A Gain For Women In Leaders

That shattering sound wasn’t the “highest and hardest” glass ceiling, after all. For female supporters of the Democratic Party, it was their hopes of having a female president in 2017.

Some of them feel as if a layer of concrete just replaced the glass. As 71-year-old Avis Miller, who broke new ground herself by becoming a rabbi, put it: “If she can’t do it, what woman can?”

It’s a fair question. What does it say about our attitudes to women leaders when an inexperienced man who has been ostracised by his own party defeats a woman with over 30 years of experience and her party’s support?

Click here to read the full article in the Huffington Post.

 

 

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