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Monday, February 11, 2019
USA: ‘A woman, just not that woman’, how sexism plays out on the trail
By Maggie Astor, In the words of her detractors during the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton was abrasive and shrill. She was aloof. She was unlikable. It’s not a coincidence that some of these adjectives are now bubbling up in discussions of...
Friday, February 08, 2019
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's historic presidential run was "unbought and unbossed"
By Jenn M. Jackson, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.” — Shirley Chisholm I first learned the name Shirley Chisholm when I was in my 20s. Barack Obama was running for president of the United States and I was...
Thursday, February 07, 2019
USA: 2019's barrier-breaking politicians get to work
On November 6, 125 women were elected to the House, Senate, and governorships. This week, they assume power. Here's what they plan on doing with it. First they marched. Then they ran. And then? They won—big. In last year’s midterms, women candidates...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
No U.S. state legislature has ever been majority-women — until now
It’s been 20 years, but Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton still remembers the cigar smoke. During her first year as a Nevada state senator in 1999, she heard about a meeting happening in her committee chairman’s office without her. So she and a female...
Friday, February 01, 2019
US: ‘This could be me’. Women rival male candidates in early 2020 presidential field
Although the 2020 presidential cycle remains in its initial stages, the race for the White House is expected to draw an historic number of women candidates — with many already having taken steps towards running and others rumored to be considering...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
US: She’s not ‘the one’. The antidote to sexism in the race toward the presidency
By Emma Gray, For those who worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, it was obvious that sexism played a role in how her candidacy was received. Pundits complained about her facial expressions, her “shrill” tone and her alleged...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Gender quotas aren’t doing much to help women in politics in Australia
By Brian Winchester, It is important to the vibrant health of a community that debate and dissent are given plenty of opportunity to challenge standards. It’s the only way to guard against mediocrity and complacency, and to foster the innovative and...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meet the 32-year-old nurse who just became the youngest black woman in the US Congress
When the 116th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday, the class made history as the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women. Among those women was 32-year-old Democrat Lauren Underwood, who etched her name in the history book as the...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
USA: The sublime, sudden new normal of watching women run for President
By Mattie Kahn, Earlier this week Kamala Harris entered the 2020 presidential race. Her announcement was the expected conclusion to the will-she-won't-she conversation that has surrounded her since she was elected to the Senate in 2016, announced...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Women on the Run
Register for Women on the Run, a non-partisan training and mentoring program for women interested in running for office, running campaigns or serving in a leadership role of a community organization. The program is held in both Palm Beach and...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Young Women Run New York
Action-oriented conference focused on strategies for stepping up and owning your political power.Elected leaders and politically ambitious young women will share how to best position yourselves as public leaders. Young women’s political leadership...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Kamala Harris joins Democratic presidential field
Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly crowded and diverse field...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Multiple women are in the 2020 race already and people are so pumped
It's perhaps more likely than ever that the next U.S. president could be a woman. Following a history-making number of female candidates joining Congress this month, women in the 2020 presidential race have broken additional records less than three...
Friday, January 18, 2019
When honest women replace ‘self-made’ men
By Jill Filipovic, At the end of this month, Nancy Pelosi will retake her position on the podium behind the president as he gives his State of the Union address. As speaker of a House that is more female and more racially diverse than at any time in...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
What you see when it’s your job to open a woman MP’s Facebook messages
I’ve worked at parliament for three different MPs over five years. For the first time, I’m now working for a woman MP, and the kind of messages sent to her online are shocking. “Hey, what are you up to tonight?” “Is that your boyfriend?” It’s 9.37pm...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
I was the youngest woman in Congress. Here's my advice to those who have taken my place
By Elise Stefanik, When I was sworn in four years ago, I was given wise counsel by the previous youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now, I'm proud to do the same. Now that the 116th Congress is sworn into office, I am proud and honored to pass...
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Kamala Harris: 'Single women in politics' aren't granted the same 'latitude' as men
By Judy Kurtz, Sen. Kamala Harris says single women in politics get treated differently than their male counterparts. The imbalance, the California Democrat writes in her new book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” released Tuesday, is part...
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
America has more female lawmakers than ever — yet it still lags far behind other nations
By Adam Taylor, The United States has never had more women in Congress than it does now. As of last week, when the 116th Congress was sworn in, 23.7 percent of the 535 members of Congress are women — roughly a quarter of the Senate and 23.4 percent...

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