Candy Crowley, a CNN senior political correspondent, remembers covering more than a dozen presidential campaigns, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the terrorist attack on the US Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. She also remembers when, in the 1970s, the general manager of the television station where she was working told her, “The public will never accept a woman’s voice as the voice of authority.”
“It’s still true that you have to be better at what you do than a guy,” Crowley said. “Be so good at what you do that they can’t ignore you.”
Crowley, a working mom who raised her kids in Washington, told young women to go ahead and lead their lives and then find ways to make their careers fit. “You can be a lobbyist in Iowa,” she told one young woman.
“There’s nothing like girl bonding,” Crowley told the group, but later noted, “When men bond, they get jobs. When women bond, they get therapy.”
The event was created by former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino. The event was covered by the Washingtonian. To read more: Mentoring in Ten Minutes