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Monday, February 24, 2020
On the trail of America’s first women voters
It has long been seen as one of the flukes of American political history: For three decades after the American Revolution, the women of New Jersey had equal voting rights with men. The state was the first — and for a...
Monday, February 17, 2020
On Presidents’ Day, let's talk about women
By Michelle Myers, More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state,...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Obama says women are 'indisputably' better at leading
Former President Barack Obama said there would be "significant improvement across the board" if countries were led by women. "Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty...
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...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray
Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table. Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Only One Woman Will Serve in GOP Congressional Leadership in 2017
By Leigh Ann Caldwell Republicans in the House and Senate have chosen their party's leaders for the next two years, and fewer women will be present in the top ranks. Just one woman, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was re-...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Online Course: Exploring Careers in Politics for Women
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Online Course: Advocacy 101
Jan/12 08:00 - Jan/12 09:30 Advocacy 101 is an online course that starts with an overview of the policy-making process at the local and state legislative levels of government in the United States. The course then covers...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Online Course: Exploring Careers in Politics for Women
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Online Introduction Course on Campaign Finance
Campaign Finance 101 is an online course for candidates planning to run for office. It helps participants in creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification and solicitation, campaign...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Online Course: Advocacy 101
Advocacy 101 is an online course that starts with an overview of the policy-making process at the local and state legislative levels of government in the United States. The course then covers the basic forms of advocacy...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Office Hours with Marie Wilson - Founder and President Emerita, The White House Project & Ms. Foundation for Women
About Marie Wilson, Founder and President Emerita, The White House Project & Ms. Foundation for Women Marie Wilson has created and led women’s organizations for thirty-six years. She is Founder and President Emerita...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Office Hours with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand - United States Senator from New York
About Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York Kirsten E. Gillibrand was first sworn in as United States Senator from New York in January 2009. In November 2012, Gillibrand was elected to her...
Friday, November 01, 2013
OPENING DOORS: Women's Political Leadership in Boston
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture invites you to attend an important and timely discussion about women's political leadership in...
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...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Opinion: Are female leaders too cheerful for their own good? USA
(CNN) -- Early in Dara's career, she was told by a coach that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar," so she took pains to rein in her natural candor and soften her opinions. But when she started her present job as...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Once Few, Women Hold More Power in Senate, USA
In the 90 years since Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first woman in the United States Senate — sworn in for a mere 24 hours — women remain an anomaly in the upper chamber. But with 20 female senators now in office...