McLean’s swearing in ceremony was not the only election-related milestone achieved recently — Idaho also recently saw a swearing in of our first female Lt. Governor, Janice McGeachin.
“From saying ‘Madam Mayor,’ to recognizing our first female president of our university, and first female presidents of major corporations,” said Flynn. “there’s this phrase, that says, ‘You can’t be what you can’t see.’ And whether that is in the media, on the screen, or at the biggest seats of power in our city and our city, it’s huge to see yourself reflected back.”
With momentous occassions like these, it’s easy to see how far we’ve come — and how far we still have to go.
“And hopefully also this will be a domino effect of more women follow in those positions, and it won’t be an odd thing that we have to mark as ‘the first,’ because it just becomes the norm.”