Moms are effective leaders.
Moms are effective at leading and bringing about meaningful change. From Tammy Duckworth, the first United States Senator to give birth while in office, to Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister and the first female world leader to bring a baby to the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, we have seen the benefits of having moms in positions of power. Senator Duckworth, a wounded Purple Heart veteran, introduced the unanimously passed US Senate rule to allow lawmakers to bring babies 12 months and under onto the chamber floor. Ardern took decisive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as such, nearly eliminated the virus in New Zealand. The general public sees the value in having moms lead, as well. According to a 2018 study, Americans believe moms are calmer in crisis, more diplomatic, and better team players than working fathers or employees without children.