Read this article here, recommended by The Women in Public Service Project. What other model examples of states, countries or local communities can you think of when it comes to gender parity and political representation?
Gov. Christine Gregoire
“Nationwide, women’s groups point out the glaring gender disparity in public life, noting that there are only 6 female governors and 17 female senators. Across the country, women make up 23.6 percent of state legislatures, according to Off the Sidelines, a project started last year by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York. But in Washington State, women’s serving in public office has been as consistent as the rain.”