Obama's Female Staffers Are Making Sure The White House Isn't A Boys Club
This badass technique needs to be implemented everywhere, now!
Women in the White House aren't going to be ignored.
When President Obama took office, only one-third of his staffers were women. So, they decided to band together to make sure their voices are heard.
According to the Washington Post, female staffers are using a meeting strategy called “amplification.” Basically whenever a woman makes a key point, others repeat it while giving credit to the originator. This "strength in numbers" idea ensures that men both recognize the positive contribution and are unable to steal it.
“We just started doing it, and made a purpose of doing it. It was an everyday thing,” one former aide tells the publication. President Obama apparently noticed and began calling upon more women for ideas. During his second term, there was an equal number of women and men in Obama's inner circle.
The White House is the most elite organization to work for. As The Post cites, "power is defined by proximity to a single individual: the president." By banding together, women are creating a powerful force that can't be ignored.
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