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Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy holds her son, Alex Foy, as she and Del. Hala Ayala, D-Prince William, back, celebrate the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the House chambers at the Capitol, Jan. 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va.   PHOTO: STEVE HELBER, AP, ILL
Friday, June 11, 2021
Lack of party support and money, plus racism and sexism, mean Black women often lose statewide elections
Research has found it is smart to invest in the candidacies of Black women. But one expert says because of their loyalty to the Democratic Party, in particular, there's less incentive to court them. In 2017, more than 30 prominent African American...
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Lori Lightfoot elected as Chicago’s first black female mayor
CHICAGO — Lori Lightfoot has made history on several fronts after winning Chicago’s mayoral runoff on Tuesday. She will become the city’s first black woman and its first openly gay person to hold the office when sworn in next month. The nation’s...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Learning opportunity: Program in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy
The Program in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy was founded more than 40 years ago and has been a premiere training ground for women leaders. The program’s academic home is within the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Looking Ahead: Opportunities & Challenges for Women's Political Participation in 2014
Remarks by Catherine M. Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Offices in Washington, DC  We invite you to read the full remarks published December 12, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges for Women's Political Participation in 2014
Cathy Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues, will discuss the future of women's political participation around the world. Russell has previously served as deputy assistant to the President, coordinating the development of the...
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, May 30, 2012
Linda Maguire
Ms. Maguire is the Chief of Country Support for Eastern and Southern Africa with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked as UNDP’s chief Electoral Advisor in the Democratic Governance Group from 2003 to 2013, and...