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Longtime activist Cecile Richards is the former president of Planned Parenthood, co-founder of Supermajority, and the daughter of the late former governor of Texas, Ann Richards. Here, she reflects on the sheer numbers of women in America’s universities and workforce, and how this gives them the power to bring profound and lasting change to the culture, government, and business world, redirecting the course of history.
“I just feel like this is a renaissance moment where women are now more than half the workforce. We’re more than half the college students, law students, medical students. We just had the first all-female astronaut crew in outer space. But really the structures of cultural, governmental, certainly in the business world, really haven’t changed. So I think women are finally saying, okay, it’s about time we address these issues. And the opportunity, I believe, is to now be our best advocates. And for women in the workforce to no longer be seen as nice to have but actually critical to our economy and critical to our future.”
– Cecile Richards
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