Earlier this year during one of the Democratic primary debates for president, former Vice President Joe Biden declared that if he became the nominee for president, he would select a woman as his vice president. This week, he made good on that promise by selecting Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris is the first Black woman and first Asian-American woman nominated for either president or vice-president for any major party.
The move is a win for representation and inclusion. When just over half the population in the U.S. is female, and nearly forty percent is non-white, it makes sense that candidates for the highest political offices in the country are more representative of the people they are serving.
Why representation matters now more than ever
Representation matters. When you see yourself or who you aspire to be reflected in leadership positions, it is meaningful in that it