Building a POWERful Future
By Erin Trueman
Female leaders are working together to “avert a fiscal disaster” in a polarized Washington, D.C., wrote Emily Cochrane in a February New York Times article.
For the first time ever, the five individuals leading federal spending negotiations are all women: Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas), Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) and Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
“All of these women have achieved this stature in U.S. politics because they seek to put the American people and the good of the country before power and partisanship,” said Pamela Siekman, co-founder of Siekman and Siekman, a public affairs firm in Columbus. “Good policy is good politics.”
Programs for Ohio Women Empowered to Represent
The Glenn College POWER commission is dedicated to supporting women seeking public office.
“We build a pipeline of future women,” said Quick Schriver, “by doing three things: explaining political concepts in laywomen’s terms, making it accessible; showcasing both political and political-adjacent work and how women can bring a fresh perspective; building strong networks that support women as they seek space in public service.”
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