Advice from Women Who Have Served in Public Elected Office

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As Lt. Governor Kerry Healey of Massachusetts stated, “The mounting issues facing our country are complex. If we’re going to solve these problems, we can no longer afford to leave the talent of half of our nation out of the conversation.” No matter where you live in the United States or beyond, we need to increase the number of women who are running for and serving in elected positions. We see that, although significant strides have been taken, women who run for office are at a significant disadvantage without the proper support from their peers, mentors, and community. The good news is that things are starting to change. In this article, I will highlight the advice that women elected officials have given to us in order to encourage more women to run for and serve in elected positions. This is the last in a series of four articles I have released on women in public elected office.

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