It’s 4 PM on Nov 8th, 2016 – an eerie moment in this tumultuous election cycle. The ceaseless news stories – each more outrageous than the last – have finally ground to a halt. My Twitter feed is overflowing with happy, relived smiles of people who’ve voted. PantsSuit Nation is alive with deeply moving stories about women finding their voice, often in difficult circumstances.
We’re all on the edge of our seats, waiting for the results to come in – hoping for the best. In this quiet moment, I’m feeling profoundly grateful for the progress we’ve made so far — and excited that my pre-teen daughter — who’s never known a president other than Obama – might grow up seeing that women are – of course! – powerful leaders who can solve problems, find solutions and build bridges. Not perfect angels – not “window dressing” – just smart, effective and capable people who get recognized for their gifts. #HOPE