Do Women Need to Lean In to Be Experts on Network TV?
It was back in 2008 when Ellen Laipson-president of the Stimson Center, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C., focused on international security-says it dawned on her how much the world was changing for women and national security.
Laipson was in Riyadh to moderate a foreign policy panel with the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Turki. “Even the Saudis recognized years ago that women are part of the American foreign policy scene,” she says.
But ask Laipson, who often speaks overseas, how many times she has appeared on network Sunday talk shows in the United States in the past year, and the answer is: ZERO.
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