No woman has done it yet

Added: Bari Dunnam - Date: 07.12.2021 18:35 - Views: 26037 - Clicks: 3783

August 18, , will mark the th anniversary of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. While this conferred a decisive role for women at the ballot box, it has not yet opened all doors for them to participate in every element of the federal government. Women have filled many essential jobs, yet there are still important leadership positions that have never been held by a woman. For example, not only has no president or vice president been female, but three Cabinet agencies have never had a woman secretary: the departments of the Treasury, Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The following are 12 important positions in the federal government that have never been filled by a woman. This list is not exhaustive. Other important positions such as the NASA administrator and secretary of the Army also have not been held by a woman. Some positions have only had a woman official recently. As the country prepares to mark the centennial of the 19 th Amendment, women who have served as leaders of our democracy deserve recognition and appreciation.

At the same time, their absence from key positions in government, and thus from critical conversations in domestic and foreign policy, is worth highlighting. Extensive research indicates diverse and inclusive teams produce better outcomes, and that well-qualified women are ready to lead. While the last years has witnessed some progress, more work needs to be done to ensure the top levels of our government resembles the country it serves.

To learn more about the role women have played in national security , listen to our Transition Lab podcast. Positions in the federal government never held by women July 27, Updated on January 5, Tags: diversity. Next Post ยป.

No woman has done it yet

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