Paths to Congress
Each interviewee has a unique story of her journey to Capitol Hill. This collection of clips showcases the diverse backgrounds that led women Members and staff to Congress, whether it was growing up in a political family, experience in the state legislature, or a commitment to public service. Listen to campaign stories from former Members as well as personal accounts of the hiring process from former staff.
Quick Decision to Run for Congress
The Honorable Beverly Barton Butcher Byron recalls the quick decision she made to run for Congress after the death of her husband Representative Goodloe Byron of Maryland.
Motivation to Run for Congress
The Honorable Claudine Schneider explains how she asked Members why they ran for national office and the different answers she received from men and women.
From the Winning Typing Team to Congress
Mary Ellen Atkins recalls her unique path to Washington, D.C.
Working Hard on the Campaign
The Honorable Sue W. Kelly recalls her busy schedule as she traversed the district during her first campaign to fill the House seat previously held by Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr.