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May 22, 2020
Source: Crunchbase
Chief raises $15M to expand network for women leaders [EN]
Chief, the private network for women leaders, has raised $15 million in a new round of funding to expand into new cities. Chief offers peer group experiences, an online platform, and event programming meant to connect and support women leaders. The company is backed by investors including General...
May 22, 2020
Source: Phys
Women quotas in politics have unintended consequence
To rectify this inequality, a majority of countries (or at least one political party in most) have imposed female electoral quota systems, or rules designed to increase the representation of women. The catch? Boosting gender may well curtail representation in other respects. An unintended...
May 21, 2020
Source: The World
Women leaders eschew ‘macho-man’ politics in COVID-19 response
New Zealand is “halfway down Everest,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the country’s battle with the coronavirus. New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway all have notably low rates of fatalities and Germany stands out in central Europe for its low death rate. The seven...
May 21, 2020
Online empowerment: How this Egyptian women’s rights activist empowers women from home
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all to enter a new normal; a new way of life that is pushing us to change the way we work, create and understand the world. Creativity, resilience and exploration of new methods is now necessary to be able to navigate through the crisis. In the world of civil...
May 20, 2020
Source: Reuters
Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll
Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most successful in curbing the spread of the disease. The first public poll since the coronavirus crisis took...
May 15, 2020
Source: CBS News
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record 195 Republican women who have filed to run,...
May 14, 2020
Source: Medium
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Ida B Wells: Mothers of the movement for women’s equality
Many associate the early women’s suffrage movement with suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton gained prominence with her commitment to abolition and the passing of the 13th Amendment, and quickly recognized the need for a women’s equality movement when barred from many abolition conventions...
May 13, 2020
Source: Global News
Dominique Anglade named Quebec Liberal leader, becomes first black woman to head a party in province
Dominique Anglade was named the new leader of the Quebec Liberals on Monday, becoming the first ever black woman at the helm of a provincial political party in the history of Quebec. The announcement was made after contender Alexandre Cusson announced he was bowing out of the race, leaving Anglade...
May 8, 2020
Source: Boston Globe
Dateci Voce: Italian women demand voice in Covid-19 fight
Women in Italy have demanded a greater role in the country's official response to the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in Europe, with almost 30,000 fatalities. Yet the Civil Defence's daily briefings on the crisis are chaired by men, and the group of...