Acclaimed Journalist & Author Jay Newton-Small Reading & Signing Broad Influence

Tuesday, June 7th at 7 p.m.

Jay Newton-Small’s  Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works looks at how women working in the public and private sector and are reaching a tipping point – transforming government, politics and the workforce. And for veteran TIME political correspondent Jay Newton-Small, the ultimate question is not why this is happening but what happens next? Join us to hear Newton-Small’s insights on this shifting dynamic in American life on Tuesday, June 7th at 7 p.m. Talk/Q&A with signing to follow.

Broad Influence - Cover FINALTwo years ago, the women of the Senate came together to reopen the government when none of the men would talk to each other. It was then that the country saw for the first time the impact women can have when they reach what’s called “critical mass”—usually between 20 and 30 percent—of any body. Turns out that women in all three branches of the government are reaching this major tipping point. Newton-Small takes readers through the hallways of Capitol Hill, inside corporate boardrooms and police departments, on board U.S. Navy ships and behind Hollywood’s cameras—wherever women are changing the way America works.

Drawing on Newton-Small’s 18 years as a journalist, BROAD INFLUENCE presents an unprecedented examination into how women are changing the political, economic and social landscapes.

 Highlights among over 200 interviews include:

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on how she helped to increase the number of women in Congress
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how she would govern differently from a male president

“Jay Newton-Small has the seen the future—and it may actually work.

—Joe Klein, author of Charlie Mike and Primary Colors

“Jay Newton-Small breaks a great story…Where men waste time proving who’s toughest, women give enduring priority to getting things done.” 

—Chris Matthews, host of Hardball on MSNBC

Time Writer Headshots

Jay Newton, Photo by Melissa Golden for TIME

JAY NEWTON-SMALL is a political correspondent for TIME, covering Congress, politics and foreign policy. She has focused extensively on the role of women in Washington, as evidenced by her two Sarah Palin cover stories, magazine profiles of Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, Michelle Obama, and, of course, the October 2013 story that started it all, “Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington,” about the 20 women senators who broke the logjam to get the government restarted and avoid default. She has interviewed almost every female member of Congress; and most living past and present female cabinet members and governors.