Reinventing Motherhood in Politics
Amber Maltbie spoke on “Reinventing Motherhood in Politics,” an event presented by The Riveter and Moms in Office, on January 16, 2020. In this evening of conversation and inspiration, speakers dove into outlining the vision of inspiring moms into political leadership and championing change.
Close to 88% of women become mothers by the age of 44, yet the percentage of moms with children under 18 is only 5% in Congress. This statistical disconnect means that women are delaying their political careers, making it much longer for them to reach leadership positions. If more working mothers are elected to office, a more equal and intersectional representation in our government can be reached to propose and enact more family-friendly bills.
It is Moms in Office’s mission to empower all moms and help more progressive moms get elected to office. This organization aims to bring together a community of women with a shared sense of purpose – the purpose to improve the lives of women, families and children. They believe that when these two groups of women come together – moms desiring change and mom championing change – we can achieve progress and create a more equal and just society.