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The powerful women in politics: Washington Post reporters on the rise of the female politician




Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. She is profiled in the Washington Post's
Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. She is profiled in the Washington Post's "Women in Power" series.
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Hillary Clinton’s nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States was an historic moment, no doubt, for a country whose government has long been seen as an old-boys’ club.

While she’s not the only one who has helped pave the way for women to hold positions of power in politics, and while there is still a long way to go before men and women are equally represented in U.S. government, it’s undeniable that women have made huge strides in advancing visibility in Washington.

In its most recent series, “Women in Power,” Washington Post reporters tackle the topic from several angles, including why the GOP lacks high-ranking female representatives and where women are among top political donors. Today on AirTalk, we’ll chat with two of the reporters who worked on the series.

Guests:

Matea Gold, national political reporter for the Washington Post; her article in their recent “Women in Power” series is “Women are finally breaking into the top tier of political donors;” she tweets from @mateagold

Elise Viebeck, national enterprise reporter for the Washington Post who wrote several articles for their “Women in Power” series; she tweets from @eliseviebeck