I am extremely proud to be a member of my fire department. The work challenges me physically, emotionally and cognitively. It is deeply satisfying. Shouldn't a career like this be open to any man or woman who wants to pursue it?
Job creation plans from every candidate need to take women's paid work -- and the sectors in which they are likely to find work, such as state and local governments -- more seriously if we are to build a stronger economy for tomorrow.