Women Underrepresented in Obama's Cabinet Nominations

Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 10:04 AM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama’s recent Cabinet nominations have some worried that women are being underrepresented in the government’s top positions, The New York Times reports.

Many Democrats hoped Obama would tap former defense undersecretary Michèle Flournoy to head the Pentagon, and name White House aides Alyssa Mastromonaco or Nancy-Ann DeParle as Chief of Staff, according to the newspaper.

Obama’s proposed national security team is stacked with men: Sen. John Kerry nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state; and John Brennan nominated as CIA director.

“It’s not so much about checking a box, like on a census form,” Democratic political consultant Tracy Sefl told the Times.

“It’s about the qualitative properties that the candidate takes to the position. In this case you’re talking about tremendous women, and then we get a whole bunch more white guys.”

One women’s leadership expert told the newspaper that women with young families tended to drop out of jobs with long hours more than men in the same position.

Policies like paid maternity and paternity leave could help keep more women in administration jobs, experts said.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Perdue Defeats Kingston in Georgia GOP Senate Runoff

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 21:36 PM

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomin . . .

Bob Dole Attacks Obama Policies in Ad for Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 17:40 PM

Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who turned 91 on Tuesday, has lost none of his political zest for "bi . . .

Paul Ryan Question to FEC Hints of Possible White House Run

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 16:15 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan plans to take a long bus ride during his coming campaign for Congress, but a recent request by the Ryan c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved