Could it be that women are meant to go only so far in the world? No, that can't be it. Women haven't plateaued; it is the rules we were playing by that are outdated. We are learning to appreciate that with this uncertainty comes an empowering new sense of possibility. I look around at all that women are doing in America today and I am inspired. Women aren't just running for office in record numbers, they are winning in record numbers, too. In the worlds of art, politics, and business, women aren't following anyone's rules -- they are creating their own game.
-- Jennifer Palmieri, Dear Madam President, p. 31