But not everyone should run. Over the years, I’ve seen workshops like these encourage women who lack the skills/temperament/politics which are a good fit for their district take up supporters’ time and money on doomed campaigns. Every successful woman candidate needs a good team behind her and that’s the role I’ve played, but I have become increasingly resentful of candidates with little or no chance to win asking me for my time/money.
Why do I blog? I started to mull over this question when I began preparations for the upcoming White House Project Workshop at BlogHer '10 on August 5. This workshop is designed to help women bloggers with political and public policy interests take their leadership one step further, and to help them explore opportunities for leadership in the public sector.
I've written before about how, without BlogHer, I would never have been on CNN, the BBC or in the NPR studios throughout the 2008 general election night. But the transition from noted, national (and sometimes even paid!) political blogger to public servant (in my case, Pepper Pike City Council Member) is far more infrequent than you might imagine. And, in my opinion, absolutely too rare....more
I want to be done with the glass ceiling. Completely done. I don't want to think about it. I don't want to talk about it. And, I certainly don't want to believe all those rumors on why it exists.