California Political Equality

While the amount of women that are part of the United States Congress has increased, women are still underrepresented at all levels of government overall. While there have been a few female presidential candidates, there has yet to be a female United States President. The National Women’s Council aims to encourage women to be progressive and participate in all levels of government and politics. The amount of women CEO’s has increased in the past decade and advocates that the same positive changes will happen in the political arena. In the local Bay Area of California, women’s leadership is on the rise

  • As of 2012, there are 72 women (constituting 16.6% of all Representatives) serving in the House of Representatives. Source.
  • As of 2012, 17 of the 100 U.S. Senators are women.