Posted by Marce Bylinska on 04/16/2017

The Essential Guide to Being Elected: Increasing Women's Representation


"Even though it is easier than in the past, running for office remains a challenge for many women. At the provincial level, 2014 saw the number of female premiers reduced from five to two. Recent data has also shown that women experience difficulty seeking elected office at each level of government. While it might be an uphill battle, it is one that is worth the risk, with potential for great rewards. But what do you need to know on entering the world of politics? How can females differentiate themselves from their male counterparts? What characteristics are Canadians looking for in their elected leaders? ..."

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AuthorCarleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership
GroupsWomen in politics,
Keywordswomen in politics
Topic ID#4
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