Recruiting Women for Office: Why Is it Still Necessary? | 100 Years After Women’s Suffrage

Of the more than 12,000 U.S. lawmakers who have served in Congress since 1789, only 366 have been women. This conversation about the importance of recruiting women into politics was originally livestreamed to the National Geographic Women of Impact Facebook Group on August 12, 2020.


* Mallory Benedict, photo editor at National Geographic (moderator)
* Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Democratic representative for Congressional Caucus for Women
* Ariel Hill-Davis, Co-founder of Republican Women for Progress
* Christabel Cruz, Director of New Leadership for the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University

Read our magazine story, “A century after women’s suffrage, the fight for equality isn’t over” here: