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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) _ A University of Idaho study is
examining women leaders in the state since the 19th Amendment
granting voting rights to women was added to the Constitution more
than nine decades ago.
Kathy Canfield-Davis, one of the researchers and an assistant
professor at the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene, says the
authors hope their findings will shed light on any remaining
barriers to women's equality.
The authors interviewed 15 women in leadership positions from
throughout the state, a mix of school superintendents, school board
members, mayors, legislators and judges.
Canfield-Davis says none felt like her gender prohibited her
from being where she wanted to be, but the women generally
acknowledged that while there is still a system in place that
favors male dominance
Canfield Davis says the women have learned to work within the
system and get ahead.
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