Earlier this month, Senate Republicans blocked a bill meant to close the pay gap between men and women, adding to a long list of stalled legislation in the last year. The newest example of Washington gridlock again raises the question, can Washington be fixed? To try to find an answer, NationSwell attended the Women in the World Summit, held April 3-5 in New York City, where we heard talks given by several female senators — from both sides of the aisle — and then we looked through speeches and articles to see what insights other female politicians had about power-sharing during their years of service. Here are seven astonishing ways women may be the solution to Washington’s woes:
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