Last night’s election shocked us all. Today, we grieve and we comfort. We can take pride in the hard work that moved us closer to putting a woman in the White House.
I’ve been on a mission to change the face of leadership for almost 20 years and you have marched alongside me. For that I am so grateful. My foundation’s research has found time and again that voters continue to hold women to the highest standards when they run for executive office. But we also know that women candidates are slowly overcoming the barriers they face. Last night we added more diversity by electing three women of color to the U.S. Senate. As Hillary said today: “I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will — and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.”
Tomorrow we pick ourselves up and get back to work. That’s the resilience of the human spirit. As the suffragists said, forward into light.