‘Hillary Effect’ Cited for Increase in Female Ambassadors to U.S.

Mary Jordan of The Washington Post reports: “There are 25 female ambassadors posted in Washington — the highest number ever, according to the State Department. . . . Women remain a distinct minority — there are 182 accredited ambassadors in Washington — but their rise from a cadre of five in the late 1990s to five times that is opening up what had been an elite’s men club for more than a century. A key reason is the increase in the number of top U.S. diplomats who are women, what some call the ‘Hillary effect.'”