Women in the Political World


In honor of International Women’s Day this month, we celebrate the advances and engagement of women dominating the political community. 

As America grows and progresses toward the future, whether technologically or culturally, it is known that the voices and representation of women in the political world have historically been low. However, in today’s time, women’s involvement has been expanding. Let’s look at what women bring to politics to see this expansion.

Women bring a new perspective that is commonly overlooked. Women tackle issues and policies from different viewpoints, allowing the leveling of the priorities between the political leaders to be fair. Countless studies have shown that women are more likely to engage and address social issues more relevant to the collective. For our nation to function as well as it can, bipartisanship in politics must change. Politicians running our nation need to develop strategies and compromises to unite at the forefront to decrease polarizing and divisive attitudes. Acknowledging this and the importance of women’s interests and empowerment in political roles will close the equality and gender gap in today’s society. 

By the end of 2022, according to the UN, 28 countries had women in executive positions. Of this, 26% make up the women in national parliaments. Also, 136 countries have women in local elected government positions. While women’s participation is low, it is no doubt that women have come far from where they first started. From the first women’s rights convention taking place at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, women’s engagement and leadership have been gradually rising. It is slowly increasing as research and evidence show the benefits of women sharing roles in the political world. Whether locally or nationally, women’s leadership roles in the political process are undeniably positive.