Women in Political Leadership

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Women in Political Leadership A Gendered Political World Three components of political involvement Voting/right to vote Running for elected office Holding non-elected offices in government Early History of Women in Politics 1756 – Lydia Chapin first woman legally allowed to vote 1848 – Seneca Falls Convention 1872 – Victoria Woodhull first female presidential candidate 1878 – First constitutional amendment granting women's suffrage 1890 – Wyoming first state to allow women to vote 1920 - 19 th amendment passed Women Elected Officials in the United States and Elsewhere First woman elected in Congress in 1916 (Jeanette Rankin) U.S. Ranks 93 rd in political empowerment of women Highest percentage of women in national legislatures (Table 10-3) Rwanda highest with almost half Finland has highest % of women in political positions Why So Few Women? Women run less often
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