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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Women of color in Congress are challenging perceptions of political leadership
By Vanessa Williams, About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Sign up for the newsletter. News and social media documented the historic diversity of the 116th Congress with images of women...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Congress is more heavily female than at any point in history — thanks solely to new Democrats
By Philip Bump, On Thursday, the most heavily female House of Representatives in U.S. history selected a woman as its leader for the next two years, setting a new high-water mark in the gender diversity of the House and Congress as a whole. That...
Friday, January 04, 2019
It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is elected speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi is officially House speaker. And in being sworn in, she’s making history for the second time. Pelosi became the first female speaker in 2007 and served until 2011. Succeeded by two Republican men, she remains the only female speaker....
Thursday, January 03, 2019
No other Congress has ever looked like this
The 116th class of Congress broke barriers before its members even set foot in Washington. One example: Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who will be the first Somali-American member of Congress, noted the history of her election on...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here's why it matters
By Malliga Och, Idaho State University and Shauna Shames, Rutgers University The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in U.S. history: 126 women will take office, including 43 women of color. Yet, as many have noted, this new diversity is...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
How women are changing the face of Congress
History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress. It will be the culmination of two years of resistance to President Donald Trump - primarily led by women - following his...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives
Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.  In this interview with...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Nevada becomes first state with majority of women in assembly
As a single mother, Beatrice Duran never imagined that she would get involved in politics. When she moved to Las Vegas in 1985, her focus was on keeping “a solid job” as a food server to provide for her young daughter and, later, her son....
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sisterhood in the halls of Congress, and you’re invited
By Maya Salam, “Speak truth, sis!” — Rashida Tlaib to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both newly elected congresswomen, in a message on Instagram It was not terribly surprising this week when yet another one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets went viral...
Friday, December 07, 2018
The hardest glass ceiling in politics
By Abby Livingston, When Jody Casey came aboard as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager in late summer 2017, she faced a dilemma. She was a political novice and O’Rourke family friend who had quit her sales job at General Electric to join the campaign....
Friday, December 07, 2018
Political participation of women: What does this mean for gender equality?
By Donah Mbabazi, Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allow them to maximise their potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half the team play, that’s...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Female politicians are more effective for their constituents, a study says. So why aren’t there more of them in office?
By Courtland Milloy Angela Alsobrooks, the first woman elected Prince George’s county executive, thanked her mother among others during an inaugural address on Monday. “She made me proud to be a woman, a servant and a fighter,” Alsobrooks said. She’...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained
Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes. When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized. She remembers one incident in particular, she told Vox...
Friday, November 30, 2018
USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020
The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country. Now, four prominent female Democrats are all but openly running for president. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, considered a top...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win
Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday Deb Haaland was one of two Indigenous women to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, and she says she can't be happier with the historic win...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians
Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Women in politics roundtable
A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and around the globe? Join Women in International Security and the Embassy of...
Friday, November 23, 2018
‘It’s changed me forever’: Here’s how women fueled a political shift in Mecklenburg
Tuesday’s recount that ratified the election of Democrat Rachel Hunt to the North Carolina House underscored the success not only of female candidates but of the women who helped elect them. Hunt, who defeated Republican Rep. Bill Brawley by 68...

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