National Journal: Women Lobbyists May Be Worth More
By Elahe Izadi
While it’s no secret that men outnumber women in Washington’s lobbying corps, individual lobbying contracts held by women are worth more on average than those held by men, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosures by LegiStorm.
Michaela Sims, who last year cofounded Chamber Hill Strategies with Jennifer Bell, has noticed a rise in both women-owned firms and women in leadership roles in recent years. But, particularly in the tax sector, men still noticeably outnumber women.
“It’s not unique for me to show up to a room full of 15 people, and I’m the only one wearing a dress,” she said. “It is what it is—it doesn’t intimidate me, and we’re all professionals there to do a job. It doesn’t bother me in the least.”