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Lisa Cook, KEN CEDENO (REUTERS)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Senate confirms Lisa Cook to be the first black woman on Fed board
(CNN)-The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, becoming the first African American woman to be a member of the panel. The final vote was 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. All...
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022 - CAWP
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022
Number and Percentage of Women in State Legislatures, 1980-2022 Current State Legislature 2,300 (1,516D, 764R, 13NP, 5Ind, 2Prg) 31.2% of 7,383 seats Since 1971, the number of women serving in state legislatures has more than quintupled. NP = non-...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
Monday, May 02, 2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention. Minnesota state Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade was in active labor...
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stands with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.Photographer: Allison Dinner/Bloomberg
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
US: The proportion of elected city offices held by women rose by just 3% in 2022
Female mayors account for a little more than a quarter of the 100 largest U.S. cities. The proportion of elected offices in U.S. cities held by women increased by 3% in 2022. Still, women make up less than a third of mayors, city council members and...
2022 Women in US Municipal Office
Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census....
Reuters
Friday, April 08, 2022
Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a...
Renewing Democracy: A Global Partnership to end Online Harassment and Abuse
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Renewing democracy: A global partnership to end online harassment and abuse
Social media platforms and other digital technologies have given rise to new forms of gender-based violence. Online violence threatens the safety and rights of individual women, girls, and members of other marginalized groups; and undermines the...
Activists march to a “No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!” rally in Lafayette Square in in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5, 2021. The rally called on the Biden administration “to take immediate action for voting rights.” (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Thursday, March 03, 2022
USA: Our democracy has problems, women have solutions
These are trying times, no doubt. We have heard multiple well-informed people talk about plans to become self-reliant homesteaders because of “how things are going” in our country. Others have even casually mentioned that they have an escape plan...
Solutions Summit
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
RepresentWomen's 2022 Solutions Summit
RepresentWomen's inaugural Solutions Summit brings together experts and leaders in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy. Women experts will...
Kamala Harris, 57, took on the duties of president of the United States for a short period on Friday . BBC News
Monday, November 22, 2021
Kamala Harris: First woman to get US presidential powers (briefly)
US Vice-President Kamala Harris became the first woman to - briefly - be given presidential powers while Joe Biden underwent a regular health check. Ms Harris, 57, was in control for 85 minutes, while Mr Biden was placed under anaesthesia for a...
NBC
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Who is Kathy Hochul? N.Y. To Get First Female Governor
New York will get their first female governor after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over sexual harassment allegations. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over running the state. NBC News’ Allison Morris reports on Hochul’s career.  Source: NBC News
Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, will succeed Andrew M. Cuomo to become the first female governor of New York.Credit...Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Kathy Hochul to become New York’s first woman governor
Kathy Hochul will take Andrew M. Cuomo’s place as governor of New York State once his resignation goes into effect in 14 days. Ms. Hochul, New York State’s lieutenant governor, will become the first woman to lead New York State. “I agree with...
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is one of the highest paid staffers in the Biden administration. (PHOTO BY KEVIN DIETSCH/GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men
The Biden White House has the narrowest wage gap since the country started tracking it in 1995, according to salary data released Thursday. President Joe Biden’s White House has the narrowest gender pay gap of any administration since 1995,...
Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi is one of the few Black women serving on the United States Court of Appeals. (PHOTO BY KEVIN LAMARQUE-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
Monday, July 19, 2021
Biden’s federal judicial picks are 77 percent women so far
The president is on track to shatter previous records as he aims to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. President Joe Biden has nominated or announced his intent to nominate a higher percentage of women to federal judgeships over the first...
Kathryn Garcia finished just one percentage point behind Eric Adams in the Democratic primary for mayor.Credit...Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
109 Mayors, all men. When will New York elect a woman?
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken. It was a constant refrain for the two leading female candidates running for mayor of New York...
Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Women who lose close elections are just as likely to run again as men
Study published in PNAS finds no gender difference in decision to run for office again after losing a close race. Women who lose local or state elections are just as likely to run for office again as men, suggesting the recent surge in women running...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7 takeaways from NewsHour’s investigation into harassment Black women in politics face
Black women in politics face a harrowing reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their jobs as Black women. To better understand their experiences, the PBS NewsHour requested interviews with more than 61 Black women who have held...

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