Hurdles

Women Continue to Face Hurdles

  • Many women are still less likely than men to view elective office as an appropriate role or realistic aspiration.

  • Voters and the media create higher hurdles for women to surmount.

  • Fund-raising can be more difficult for women than for men.

  • Gender bias persists in how candidates are recruited.

This information is taken from “More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures,” by Susan J. Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu (Oxford University Press, 2013).