Marcia Clemmitt

Advertorial: Making the Numbers Add Up (encouraging women execs and biz owners to attend campaign training with Fifty plus One)

BPW/USA - January 10, 1995

At each meeting of Fifty plus One supporters, Strickler goes around the room asking each person whether she or he has ever considered running for political office. "Almost invariably," she says, "the men say yes and the women say no."

When confronted about this head on, many women give evidence that something's awry in the way they see that question. One lawyer "answered, 'Oh, heavens, no!'" to the running-for-office question. "But when I put it in terms of whether she'd like to make public policy, she said, 'Well, now, that's interesting.'"