Female candidates like Meg Whitman, Barbara Boxer, and Carly Fiorina have been dominating the headlines in California, but some experts predict that this year's elections will bring a net loss of women in Congress nationally. We assess the progress women have made toward political equality.
Women in Politics
Mary Hughes, founder of the 2012 Project, a national, non-partisan campaign to increase the number of women in legislative office; and president of Staton-Hughes, a strategic communications and political consulting firm in San Francisco
Sue Lynch, president of the National Federation of Republican Women
Rebecca Traister, journalist and author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women"