Former Governor of Kansas and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, visited the Dole Institute to discuss her journey in public service from her days in Kansas politics to her presidential appointment in Washington, and the challenges she faced in her two pivotal executive roles.
This is the first event in the Dole 2015 Presidential Lecture Series: The First Women President 2.0. With attention turning toward the next presidential race, we look at a question we first addressed nine years ago: will the U.S. elect its first woman president? What unique challenges must women overcome to rise through the ranks to some of the highest positions in public service, politics, and business or to be President of the United States? Following the historic election of our first African-American President in 2008 we update the Dole Institute’s 2006 series on women in leadership and look at this possibility for 2016.
Filmed on February 12, 2015 at the Dole Institute of Politics.
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Introduction by Student Advisory Board member Miranda Wagner