Women have been running for the presidency since 1872. However, women continue to face barriers on their paths to public office. Here are some of hurdles women face:
The Confidence Gap
We know women need to be recruited to run. When men look in the mirror, they see someone up to the task of elected office, but many women still have trouble seeing that in themselves. Overcoming this disparity is key because voters immediately hone in on perceived weaknesses.
Moreover, there’s no reason for women to be reticent about their ability to run: when women run, women win in equal rates with men.