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The Path to a Female President

The New Yorker cites Jen and Richard Fox's research on how there is an ambition gap between men and women.

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Book Discussion on "Becoming a Candidate"

C-Span Book TV 2013







Watch Jen's interview with C-SPAN's Book TV about her book, Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office.

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Director's Message

It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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The Political Gap: Campaigning and Serving as a Woman

Jen discusses women and politics with Iowa Public Radio.

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At Highest-Paid Levels, Female White House Staffers Outearn Men

Jen provides more comments on pay equity and perceptions of male dominance in the Obama Administration.

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White House Working on Tending its On House on Pay Disparity

Jen comments on pay equity in the White House, where the wage gap is much smaller than elsewhere.

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For Women, Being a Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Jen comments on the positive link between women's political ambition and their competitiveness when playing sports.

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Condi Rice Wades into GOP Politics

Jen comments on Condi Rice's role in GOP candidates' campaigns this election cycle.

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Republicans Gain Little Ground Among Women

Jen comments on the GOP's female candidate problem.

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