Jess Flynn on KIVI Channel 6

ByNWBC Council

Jess Flynn on KIVI Channel 6

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.”

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The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. The Council is comprised of eight small business owners from across the country, six representatives of national women’s business organizations, and one Chairperson, Liz Sara, who was recently appointed by President Donald J. Trump in August 2018.