However ineloquently he put it, maybe Mitt Romney was right. Maybe we do need some way of supporting and finding qualified women. It's not just the usual industry gender-gap arguments -- opportunities aren't out there, gender bias in the workplace, etc. Women are in the lines of work that The Agenda regularly pulls guests from: academia, journalism, politics, business and finance, and the sciences. These women are experienced. They are qualified. They have several degrees and years of work experience under their belts. But for a variety of reasons, they don't always want to come out in front of the camera.
Then, a few Agenda producers, including Mary, talked about it on camera with Steve Paikin:
To follow up on the story, we put together an infographic on women and their lack of representation in the media:
We've already heard many responses and recommendations from you, our followers and viewers. Some of the responses that informed the discussion points in the panel above have been compiled, below. Remember: this is only the beginning of the conversation. Please continue to interact with us here on our website, on Twitter and/or on Facebook, and let us know the names of women you'd like to see on The Agenda.