More women's voices are needed in public leadership. In the U.S., there are 72 women in the U.S. House of Representatives, 17 women in the Senate, and only six female governors. Our numbers are clearly out of proportion.
Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.
Investing in girls and women should also be a means of empowering them and putting them at the center of the development debate. They should be at the table when political leaders and donors define how new funds will be allocated.
Being a part of Progressive Women's Voices has allowed me to amplify my voice while shaping the conversation on issues that are crucial to me and to my students -- diversity and inclusion, equity and justice.