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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...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Biden, Harris Form A White House Gender Policy Council
President Biden and Vice President Harris announced the formation of a White House Gender Policy Council earlier this week. According to the administration, the council's aim is "to guide and coordinate government policy that impacts women and girls...
Friday, December 04, 2020
Banner year for women in politics
The first female vice president, a Supreme Court justice and an incoming Biden administration with women in leadership positions — Sue O’Connell sat down with The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s Amanda Hunter to talk about all of it. Click here to...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
By the numbers: women congressional candidates in 2018
All congressional primary elections other than Louisiana (which holds a jungle primary on November 6th) are now complete, giving us the opportunity to take stock of women's candidacies and put their successes into context. Note that our findings on...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Barack Obama: "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
President Barack Obama published an article on Glamour magazine, where he explains his views on feminism and women’s empowerment. There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Book: The Highest Glass Ceiling, Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Victoria Woodhull in 1872, Margaret Chase Smith in 1964, and Shirley Chisolm in 1972 – well before Hillary, for close to a century and a half, these and many other women mounted runs for the U.S. presidency. In this book, Ellen Fitzpatrick reveals...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
Women have been leaders throughout history, and today the tradition of volunteer female leadership continues to flourish. Yet in terms of paid leadership, women’s elevation to top positions is relatively rare. Why do men still vastly outnumber women...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Breaking Barriers to Justice: Ending Violence against Women in the Americas
In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Behind Wismer's candidacy, groups advocate having more women in government leadership (USA)
Susan Wismer, challenger of incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard, is the first woman to be nominated by a major party for the state's high office. Wismer says that had nothing to do with her decision to run, but she knows it matters to some of the women...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Building a career in political technology
Women who work at the crossroads of politics and technology are working at two heavily male-dominated fields. Yet there are ways to build a career and thrive at work, and at home. It’s deliberative, and it’s ongoing, but it’s worth it if you want to...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Breaking down women of color in U.S. Congress
The 113th Congress has been applauded for its diversity, but women – and specifically women of color, who only make up 4.5% of the 535 members – are still the vast minority. Although women of color have made recent strides in politics, the fact...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Briefing on governance as an element of the post-2015 development agenda
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bill Clinton hopes for ‘woman president’
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he would like to see a female president, but he has “no idea” if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run in 2016. “I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would...
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, July 10, 2013
Building stronger legislatures: NDI strategies for supporting women's leadership in parliament
The National Democratic Institutecordially invites you to aWorld Affairs Briefing Building Stronger Legislatures: NDI Strategies for Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament Participants: Jacqueline Corcoran, Asia (Bangladesh) Lindsay Robinson,...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Bachmann Showed Female Politicians the Wrong Way to Seem Tough, USA
For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for women who may be thinking of making a White House bid...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Barbara Norrander
Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She studies gender differences in public opinion and voting behavior. In particular, she has investigated the gender gap in partisanship and issue positions. Professor...