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Being a Working Mother
Betsy Wright Hawkings describes the difficulties of building a career as a working mother.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Being a Working Mother
Being a Working Mother
Bipartisanship in Practice
Betsy Wright Hawkings describes the importance of a strategic approach to bipartisanship.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Bipartisanship in Practice
Bipartisanship in Practice
Campaigning as a Student
Betsy Wright Hawkings recalls how she was drawn to politics by her experience in the 1980 presidential election campaign.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Campaigning as a Student
Campaigning as a Student
Condescension from Constituents
Betsy Wright Hawkings describes the demeaning way she was treated by a constituent while working as chief of staff.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Condescension from Constituents
Condescension from Constituents
Congressional Accountability Act
Betsy Wright Hawkings remembers the origins of the Congressional Accountability Act, which extended most federal labor protections to congressional employees.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Congressional Accountability Act
Congressional Accountability Act
Family and Politics
Betsy Wright Hawkings recalls the political allegiances in her family and how her mother gave her the confidence to be ambitious.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Family and Politics
Family and Politics
Meeting with Women Senior Staff
Betsy Wright Hawkings compares the size and significance of two meetings of women in senior staff positions—one in the early 1990s, the other 20 years later.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Meeting with Women Senior Staff
Meeting with Women Senior Staff
Women and Positions of Influence in the House
Betsy Wright Hawkings reflects on how many women—Members and staff—have gained positions of power in Congress since the beginning of her career.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Women and Positions of Influence in the House
Women and Positions of Influence in the House
Women Need to Be Prepared
Betsy Wright Hawkings recalls the sage advice she received from former Representative Nancy Johnson of Connecticut.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Women Need to Be Prepared
Women Need to Be Prepared
Working as Legislative Director
Betsy Wright Hawkings describes responding to letters from constituents when she first arrived in the office of Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut.
Betsy Wright Hawkings, Chief of Staff, Representative Christopher Shays of Connecticut
Working as Legislative Director
Working as Legislative Director