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Sex and the City was applauded for showing women who were -- in the office and in their personal lives but -- progressing now.
Just take a look to latest all female cast show on HBO called girls.
I can change the world one extremely don't grow at a time and one of the EU I see people think you.
Amy says president of the new agenda joins me now in for an article that takes on this issue -- see you again thank you -- so have we regressed.
Well we are women of actually plateaued off in leadership and we're actually moving backwards in terms of our representation which was low to begin -- In most fields men still comprise 83% of leadership and we're actually.
In fields like politics in fields like corporate America woman are moving backward so let's take a look at some figures that we put together.
As far as women in power the percentage of executive positions held by women 200913.
Going up to fourteen point 4% in 2010 and slight decrease in 2011 to fourteen point 1% -- Well I think that what we have not done as one and is.
Figure out tools and equip our young women succeed in Nagano and I made relative basis woman -- only been in the work force for half of the century.
And we haven't built out the natural networks are giving young woman -- career paths to succeed.
And instead we've let the messaging around them help to find them in the messaging.
In our TV shows in our movies.
In our videos like girls as telling our young women.
That they are valued as a sexual object that being Smart these days is more of a penalty than an asset that's one of the things my daughter who just completed third grade and harassed that they wanted to be in the future could be a subject of age they're nine years old.
But half of all the kids that they wanna be actresses yes and that you know the -- chancellor.
Possibly that's the influence there -- let's take a look at where we are with women in government US senators 17% of them are women.
-- -- presented a sixteen point 8% governor six out of fifty mayors in top 100 -- city's 12%.
You say again it's the networking idea here so what can we do about this today is national girlfriend's networking today and I'm gonna participate as a -- as well what are we gonna do.
Well I think we need to teach young woman and this tools to succeed and not only young woman because there's no traditional.
Career path for one man.
We get into the workforce in our thirties 40s60s.
For different reasons for -- we get divorced.
We have the spouse who gets laid off -- the R&D masters and we get back into the workforce so.
Again we've only been in the workforce for relatively short period of time.
And what we need to do -- as opposed to men who enter the workforce and it's almost a birthright for -- To be -- to have these networks that your hired because you played.
We'll cross -- yeah all and you're the goalie and some guy who played lacrosse seeing him as a -- hires you.
As women we don't have those networks.
But what we are really need need to to teach young women to do is from the time they're in college from the time -- in high school.
To start to think of their peers as their network and that's what we're gonna do today in -- -- president of the new agenda thanks so much.
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