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By April Berg
Washington state Representative, 44th District 

Women get it done | Guest View

Local representative on women in leadership


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 12:35pm

April Berg

Editor's Note: This opinion piece was requested by The Beacon from Rep. April Berg, D-Mill Creek, to recognize Women's History Month.

When women lead, things get done.

That's the lesson I've learned, over and over. It's been true in business, on the school board, and now in the House of Representatives.

For decades, women were locked out of leadership roles in the private sector and in our democracy. Some women received the right to vote in 1920 and others not until 1965. If a woman wanted to have a professional career, she got funneled to teaching or nursing.

College professors, doctors an...

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