The New Yorker executive editor Dorothy Wickenden moderates a panel discussion on winning the female vote. Panelists include Kellyanne Conway, Margaret Hoover, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Cecile Richards.
Kellyanne Conway is the founder and president of the polling company inc./WomanTrend. She has worked for such politicians as Dan Quayle and Fred Thompson and was a senior adviser and pollster for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 Presidential campaign. She is the co-author of "What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live."
Melissa Harris-Perry is an MSNBC host, a columnist for The Nation, and a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Her books include "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America" and "Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought."
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Margaret Hoover served as White House Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs under President George W. Bush and as the deputy finance director for Rudy Giuliani’s Presidential exploratory committee. She is the author of "American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party" and is treasurer of American Unity PAC. She is a great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover.
Cecile Richards became the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 2006. Previously, she founded America Votes and the Texas Freedom Network and served as the deputy chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi. Her honors include the 2010 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. She is a member of the Ford Foundation’s board of trustees.
Dorothy Wickenden is the executive editor of The New Yorker. Her book, "Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West," came out in paperback in April.
Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway and president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards debate Mitt Romney's true intentions in regard to female reproductive rights and whether women are more concerned about the right to an abortion or overall healthcare.