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Are Women Changing the Way Institutions Are Run?

Jay Newton-Small

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Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA
Enter on Wilshire at Courtyard Place, one block east of Curson. Parking is $1 with validation after 6 PM.

Studies show that police forces with more women officers are less violent with citizens. Companies with more women on their boards tend to have higher profits and take fewer dangerous risks. And when the federal government shut down in 2013, it was women senators who sparked the negotiations to re-open it. What difference do women make by their presence in institutions? Does having a critical mass of women in leadership make an organization better able to compromise, or a more productive place to work? Time political correspondent Jay Newton-Small, author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, visits Zócalo to discuss the impact women make on how we work.

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