The percentages are not completely equal, but they show no drastic difference in qualifications to succeed in the political field
This isn't to say that women aren't qualified for political positions, as they show equal qualifications when compared to their male counterparts.
Conducted extensive policy research: Women - 23% Men - 26%
Regularly engage in public speaking: Women - 69% Men - 74%
Women have proven to be successful in political positions
Nations with a woman in the highest national leadership position experienced a 6.9% increase in GDP growth when compared to nations led by a man. (Gross Domestic Product is the amount of products/services a country provides in a year.)
In addition, women legislators make more civil rights and liberties, education, health, and labor bills than male legislators.
Women's proven success (cont.)
In India, the amount of drinking water projects in female-led councils was 62% higher than in male-led councils. In Norway, a direct correlation exists between women in municipal councils and childcare coverage.
Women are not encouragement as much as their fellow male politicians to run for political office.
19% of women reported being recruited from party officials for campaigning, while 27% of men reported receiving recruitment from party officials. Overall, the percentages of men and women who received encouragement to campaign (from any person affiliated with politics) were 49% for men and 39% for women.