How a woman will win

The 2008 election didn't shatter the 'highest, hardest' glass ceiling. But it did provide a playbook. » Read More

Leadership Styles

What kinds of women run -- and win? A few distinct types have emerged.

Narrated photo gallery

The Post's Kornblut explains three themes that emerge often when discussing women in politics.


Women in politics

A timeline of key events in women's political history in the United States.

Q&A Transcript

Read the full discussion with Anne

What do you think creates the kind of psychological resiliency female candidates need to have (and that arguably Hillary has and Palin lacks...)? -- Charlottesville, Va.


'Ready for nothing'

Former McCain-Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace tells the story of when the campaign picked Sarah Palin.

Defining feminism

Anne Kornblut, Dee Dee Myers, Nicolle Wallace and Kathleen Parker discuss the evolving nature of feminism.

Lessons learned

Dee Dee Myers explains Hillary Clinton's image dilemma during the 2008 campaign.
About the book

"Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win," explores the historic role women played in the 2008 campaign -- and the reasons the two female candidates lost. Featuring exclusive interviews, the book also looks at the examples of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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