Dee Dee Myers tells AMU crowd “Why Women Should Rule the World”

Dee Dee Myers, the first female White House press secretary, promoted her new book, “Why Women Should Rule the World,” at a crowded Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms on Thursday night.

Her appearance was held in conjunction with the university’s Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette.

Myers was President Bill Clinton’s press secretary from January 1993 to December 1994. She said, “Working for him wasn’t always easy, but it was never boring.”

The focus of Myers’ presentation was her new book, and she explained why she thinks the world would benefit from having more women in positions of power.

“It’s not just from an emotional standpoint,” Myers said. “There are facts that say more women in more positions of power can make a difference.”

She referenced studies and personal experiences to show how women can be integral in making  people work together to reach better decisions.

But she also said women limit their own ability and potential, despite external factors.

“Women need to take more risks,” Myers said. “Women have to take on more responsibility and make a better effort to work together for us to move forward.”

For more on Myers’ appearance, see Tuesday’s edition of the Marquette Tribune.