Monday, April 27, 2015

The Ultimate Glass Ceiling

Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has officially announced her bid for the 2016 Presidential Election, making the next 16 months an exciting prospect for women's politics enthusiasts. Clinton was quickly named a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination by a number of news sources, stirring national chatter over the possibility of finally electing the first female president. Now entering her third week of diligent campaigning, Hillary has already articulated many of her focus issues, making women's issues one of her primary concerns.

This has been well-recieved by other powerful women across the nation, namely, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the famous book "Lean In," published in 2013. In a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Sandberg noted "I am very supportive of Hillary Clinton. Like I've said before, I'd like to see her as president. And I'd like to see more women presidents all over the world." Sandberg also previously supported Clinton's 2008 campaign, as she donated the maximum $4,600 to Clinton's efforts.

This is a real-life demonstration of the necessary support system among women leaders. Just as it is important for the lowest-level female business managers to support each other in order to advance, it is also imperative that even well-known, national leaders do the same. With more and more endorsements like this one, we might just witness the shattering of the highest glass ceiling for women in America.

To see Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement video: