Bloomberg Law
Nov. 17, 2022, 9:28 PM

Nancy Pelosi’s Groundbreaking Tenure Opened Up Doors for Women

Laura Litvan
Laura Litvan
Bloomberg News
Emily Wilkins
Emily Wilkins
Bloomberg Government
Ella Ceron
Ella Ceron
Bloomberg News

Back in 2019, Nancy Pelosi left a particularly contentious White House meeting with President Donald Trump over the prolonged government shutdown and offered a concise description of how the negotiations went.

“I’m a mother of five, grandmother of nine, I know a temper tantrum when I see one,” Pelosi said of the president, describing how he stormed out of the meeting.

Pelosi, 82, has never shied away from subjects like child-rearing even as she climbed a notoriously male-dominated congressional power structure. And so on Thursday, when Pelosi announced she wouldn’t run again for Democratic leader, she wore suffragist white and ...

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