“The United States ranks lower than at least 100 other nations in electing women to national legislative office. To achieve political parity in the United States, we need to raise up women from both political parties. Kudos to Och and Shames for assembling this strong, timely analysis of the current state of play for Republican women candidates, and the many challenges they face.”
"This is a very valuable resource for anyone interested in the relationship of women in American politics to the Republican Party, both historically but also in today's electoral environment. It will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners. The collection brings together the best scholars analyzing women in the Republican Party specifically and women in conservative parties more generally. It deals with very salient topics and employs myriad approaches to answer its key questions dealing with barriers to and opportunities for women’s inclusion on the 'right' side of the aisle. If we say we want more women in politics, we should not limit them to only half of the political spectrum."
"Since Republican women consistently are on the lowest rung on the gender-gap ladder in American politics, this book is a mandatory read for anyone seeking more of them elected. Let’s do ourselves and America a favor—let’s read this, and let’s encourage more women to run."
“If the Republican Party wants to be relevant in the 21st century, it has to appeal to more women voters. Despite having once been the party that saw more women run for office than its counterpart and having enjoyed more female support at the polls, the GOP has been steadily losing its edge with women. This work, a compilation of studies on how this happened and what the party can do, should be read by everyone who wants to see Republicans broaden their appeal. The world might not be perfect if run by women, but it would surely be different!”
“The Right Women comes out at the right time on the right subject. It motivates us to work to ‘level the playing field’ for Republican women candidates. Their voices need to be heard.”
"The Republican Party must recruit and welcome more women into its ranks. This book is a must-read for party officials, activists, and academics who study women’s participation in politics and seek to better serve and support conservative women interested in running for office."