Where are the women in political campaigns?


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Women are a rare sight in the upper echelons of political campaign management and strategy. Cristen and Caroline put on their detective hats to figure out why women more often end up leading fundraising and grassroots efforts.

Episode Sources:

"There are only two women managing presidential campaigns this year" http://theweek.com/articles/601164/there-are-only-two-women-managing-presidential-campaigns-year

"Meet the women of election 2016" http://www.glamour.com/story/meet-the-women-of-election-2016

"Why do women dominate political fundraising?" http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/03/22/why-do-women-dominate-political-fundraising

"Female political consultants still face unique challenges" https://www.texastribune.org/2010/01/14/female-political-consultants-still-face-unique-cha/

"An investigation: Which presidential campaigns have the largest gender wage disparities?" http://theslot.jezebel.com/an-investigation-which-presidential-campaigns-have-the-1762895557

"Strategists as stars" http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/weekinreview/15nagourney.html

"A new firm sets out to secure women's votes for a vulnerable GOP" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/us/politics/a-new-firm-sets-out-to-secure-womens-votes-for-a-vulnerable-gop.html?_r=0

"How do female Republican strategists plan to reach women voters? We asked them" http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/11/19/burning_glass_a_new_gop_consulting_firm_founded_by_three_women_focused_on.html

"Women in the war room" https://www.campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/women-in-the-war-room

"Do women in politics still face a glass ceiling?" http://www.completecampaigns.com/article.asp?articleid=102

"Having her say" https://books.google.com/books?id=-kIEAAAAMBAJ&dq=%22having+her+say%22+donna+brazile&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Academic Insights:

"Lady Luck? Women political consultants in U.S. Congressional campaigns." Costas Panagopolous et al. Journal of Political Marketing. August 2011. https://www.academia.edu/15077177/Lady_Luck_Women_Political_Consultants_in_U.S._Congressional_Campaigns

Topics in this Podcast: women in the workplace, gender gap, Politics, stereotypes