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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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Marlene Sanders, Tough Cookie, Renaissance Journalist

BY IN women eNews On 18-07-2015

In working with her quite recently, I learned this about Marlene: she believed that her greatest accomplishments were the ones that helped other women and furthered the role of women in the media.

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