Women working in the White House

Today, “if we’re not in the room,” national security adviser Susan E. Rice said of herself and other senior women, “it’s not happening.”

The female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.