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So close, yet so far away: An elusive critical mass and the benefits of women’s leadership

Jun 30, 2016

It’s been 100 years since the first woman was elected to Congress. Since then, the rise of women into positions of political and corporate power has been slow-going to say the least.

Jay Newton-Small is TIME Magazine’s Washington D.C. correspondent and the author of “Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works.” She had to dig, and hire a team of researchers, but the data she discovered reveals how a critical mass of women in public and private leadership positions clearly benefits both realms.

Newton-Small spoke at Town Hall Seattle on June 13. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded her talk.

Web Exclusive: Listen to the full talk below