Republik Magazine Interview

It was an incredible honor and pleasure to be interviewed for this piece by Republik Magazine as part of a deep-dive series on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland. Not fluent auf Deutsch? Open in Chrome and select ‘English.’

Who really talks most?

David Bonderman has some company. Well, he has even more company. Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee says women talk more than men. Well, according to American Political Science Review, women talk far less than men in deliberative discussions when men outnumber them. Women spoke less than 75 percent of the time and faced more frequent hostile interruptions in the APSR study. Less talking for women translates to less influence, an equation women know all too well.

Kamala Harris is speaking

Even before Kamala Harris was Vice President, she was staking a claim for the power of women’s voices. Harris knows that you can’t wait for someone to tell you your voice has value. You have to insist on it. I wrote this piece about her famous moment: I am speaking.