Political Women Gather To Shake Off Loss, Look for Way Forward

Last week, anything seemed possible. Nearly a century after women earned the right to vote, the thickest glass ceiling was on the verge of shattering. Polls predicted that Hillary Clinton would become the first female U.S. president. On Wednesday, the devastation of her loss was on full display at Emerge America’s Women in Politics conference in San Francisco, where about 300 women had expected to celebrate a Clinton victory. Instead, they grappled with accepting the election outcome and dissected what went wrong. “Where do we go from here?” many asked.