This volume is a true adventure story that mixes personal anecdote and fascinating facts to bring women's recent political history to life, concluding with guidance to inspire a new generation of women risk takers. Harriett Woods argues that it will take more than a woman president to assure women effective power in the next millennium. Stepping Up to Power looks backward in order to move women forward; Woods believes that getting more women to enter the political pipeline will take both their commitment and a knowledge of the past. The author uses her own life story to recall how women excluded from public life were fired by their determination to solve local problems and their passion for social issues. The author tells stories about such colourful figures as Bella Abzug and Betty Friedan; provides step-by-step advice on becoming a candidate; and describes from her own personal experience such moments as the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the 1992 Year of the Woman, the appointments of Janet Reno and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her own breakthrough race for the US Senate in Missouri in 1982.
Stepping up to Power
The Political Journey of Women in America
Education & Reference