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Movie Star
Woman’s Rights Activist

“Why do we have to keep having firsts? It’s ridiculous that we would have the first woman anything in the 21st century. Unbelievable. But here we are. A lot of people think that women leaders are everywhere now so we don’t have to push for equality anymore. That’s why the White House Project did a major benchmarking study to determine where women really stand in leadership positions across ten sectors of society. What they found is that women have stagnated at 18% on average across the board for years, and in many areas, women leaders are an even smaller percentage. Why 18% --isn’t that bizarre”

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