women's history
1:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Stewart-Cousins on breaking the 'glass ceiling'

History was made in the New York Senate this year and we're not talking about the power-sharing agreement reached by the Independent Democratic Conference and the Republicans. That new coalition prompted the mainstream Democrats, 27 in total, to change conference leaders.  Brooklyn's John Sampson was ousted in a vote where his colleagues made Andrea Stewart-Cousins from Yonkers the new head of the beleaguered group. It marked the first time a woman has ever led a legislative conference at the Capitol. 

Stewart-Cousins sat down with us to talk about how she may be the first woman leader, but she "doesn't want to be the last." Watch the complete interview above.