University of Rochester
The 2004-2005 Year

Female Politicians Discuss Governmental Leadership

The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership held the first-ever conference for women in public office last November. The Women Leading Governments Policy Summit included workshops and panels presented by public policy experts and business and community leaders to help women in county and city governments in New York State have a greater effect on policymaking.

"Of 1,087 seats in county legislatures and the five largest city councils in the state, less than 18 percent—only 194 seats—are held by women," says Nora Bredes, director of the Anthony Center. "But elected women do make a positive difference, especially when they're not isolated."

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