The Broad Experience 59: Politics is power

Countries like the US and UK may be doing well in many areas, but not when it comes to women in politics. The US Congress is about 20% women. In the UK, Parliament is 23% female. Yes, it's an improvement on former decades, but in 2015 why aren't more women holding power at a national level?

We have two fantastic, outspoken guests on today's show: Megan Murphy, the Financial Times Washington bureau chief, and Madeleine Kunin, former (and first woman) governor of Vermont. We discuss the landscape for women in politics today, what life as a female politician is actually like, and why it's so important that more women go into politics in the first place. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy