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 What it takes

 Commitment and passion
 Listening and consensus
 Juggling and balancing
 Seize the moment
 Getting more women in
   power: what it will take

 Advice from women
   in world politics

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Although the majority of the women tried to bring on other women and encourage them, Thatcher did not take this approach. The best examples recognise the importance of networking and offering support to other women - rather than operating as "Queen Bees".

Ashrawi: I think for women to gain access to political power they should first of all not work alone, they should work within a network of women and there are support systems and if they don't exist we should help create them.