Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 24: Women's Leadership in Liberal PACs
Women's leadership in liberal pacs Created by women and largely funded by women to elect women, women's political action committees (PACs) epitomize women's leadership in many ways. These organizations were formed by women, many of whom were already leaders, to elect women and ultimately make them leaders. Furthermore, donations to women's PACs, at least historically, have largely come from another type of female leader—those who have enough money to give. This chapter explores the topic of women's leadership through the lens of progressive women's PACs. These organizations have existed for more than 30 years with varied success. After a brief overview of the history of women's PACs, this chapter will then discuss the key progressive women's PACs active in current electoral politics, highlighting their goals, activity, and influence. It will end with a discussion of the ways in which the success of these organizations is intricately tied to the characteristics, ...