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Friday, October 18, 2013
Minnesota Capitol: Women have proved they can win the race if persuaded to run, USA
Four decades after the election that shattered the glass ceiling for women in the Minnesota Legislature, gender equality is still elusive at the state Capitol. Women hold 34 percent of the 201 seats in the Legislature, giving Minnesota the fourth-...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Legislative town halls to focus on women in workforce, USA
Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill will host town hall meetings this month to examine barriers that face women as they struggle to reach professional goals. The meetings stem from LR295, introduced by McGill to study the income gap between men and women....
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Barillari: ‘Elect Her’ initiative supports need for women in politics on SU campus
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out , USA
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for driving the compromise that is expected to temporarily reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington
With the federal government at shutdown's door, the 20 female Senate members are setting new standards for civility and bipartisanship. Look out, old boys' club. At one of the darkest moments of the government shutdown, with markets dipping and both...
Monday, October 14, 2013
How one state trained generations of women for political careers, USA
When it comes to helping women build careers in politics, some states do better than others. For more than two decades, women in Indiana have been getting their first taste of public service through the Lugar Series. What we have learned here in...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Mitchell: ‘We need more women in politics’ USA
Beating breast cancer as a mom of young children made Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz reshape her priorities as a politician and leader of the Democratic Party, she told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, also a breast cancer survivor, on Tuesday...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
With Janet Yellen slated to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve, the nation is abuzz with the implications of her historic nomination. But while Yellen is the 28th woman Obama has chosen for an executive role, the percentage of women...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a Woman
President Obama's nomination of the qualified, prescient, and eminently deserving Janet Yellen as the chairman (chairwoman?) of the Federal Reserve yesterday will make her — if confirmed — the first woman in history to hold the position. It's far...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Prominent Women Political Leaders Gather to Commemorate 175 Years of Women in Politics, USA
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the first American woman to address a legislative body, Simmons College will co-host "How Women Become Political." This forum will feature prominent women political leaders including: feminist activist and...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Political involvement encouraged for high school women, USA
About 80 young women from Tucson High Magnet School participated in the Running and Winning Political Workshop Thursday. The workshop, in its 11th year, introduces high school students to politics and encourages them to run for political office in...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Democratic leaders look to recruit more women to run for elected office, USA
Vermont’s political “old boys’ club” could have more competition as a national effort to recruit and train female Democratic office-seekers comes to the state. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin announced the formation of Emerge Vermont, a new...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Native American Woman Is Nominated to Federal Bench But Why Did It Take So Long? USA
Since the foundation of the United States, of the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have served in elected office, just 23 are Native Americans; this is at every level of government outside tribal lands.  And of those active politicians, not...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Former Gov. Madeleine Kunin says more Democratic female candidates wanted and needed, USA
Six female members of the Vermont House of Representatives flanked former Democratic Gov. Madeleine Kunin Monday as she announced the launch of Emerge Vermont, an organization that will recruit, train and mentor Democratic women to run for political...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Women still struggling to win big-city mayoral jobs, USA
High-profile mayoral elections this year have already proved that the steps to City Hall remain steep for female candidates. Only one of the nation's 10 largest cities is run by a woman: Annise Parker of Houston, who faces re-election in November....
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
OFA Launches Women's Initiative To Step Up Pressure On Congress, State Legislatures, USA
Progressive groups unveiled a major initiative on Wednesday to draw attention to challenges that women still face and to promote public policies to address gender disparities. Organizing for Action, dedicated to promoting President Barack Obama's...

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