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Anson Chan
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ takes up democracy fight with Beijing
She is often called the “Iron Lady” of Hong Kong. Anson Chan earned respect serving as Hong Kong’s second-highest official when the British were in charge. And when the colony was handed back to China in 1997, Beijing enlisted Chan to help with that...
Hillary Clinton
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Rules for Women
Photo-Spencer Platt/Getty images A sad reality of Hillary Clinton's career advice for women is that it's all about men. How to navigate the sexist taunts that arise in the workplace, how to be less of a perfectionist (because men don't bother), and...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women's Rights
The bicycle, when it was still new technology, went through a series of rapid iterations in the 19th century before it really went mainstream. Designers toyed with different-sized front and back wheels, the addition of chains and cranks and pedals,...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How Not to Close the Gender Gap in Politics, USA
Colorado Republicans, concerned about their string of statewide losses in recent years, have been making some efforts to reach out to demographic groups that have not historically backed their party. The most recent effort was a gubernatorial debate...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Husbands of women candidates in Bihar stand by their wives
Husbands of the women contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar are going all out to support their wives.Take the case of Sailesh Kumar, husband of Misa Bharti and son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad. An IIM Lucknow alumnus, Kumar is managing...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hillary Is Using the Internet to Accomplish Everything She Was Told She Could Never Do
Many Republicans rubbed their hands with glee in anticipation of the so-called "secret Clinton files" in the hopes that the documents would reveal some nasty information about the Democratic Party's current front-runner, Hillary Clinton. But while...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
How Europe’s Five Female Defense Ministers Could Impact the Ukraine Conflict
With the new appointment of Roberta Pinotti as Italy’s defense minister, Europe now has five female defense ministers in charge of executing defense strategy. She joined Mimi Kodheli of Albania, Ursula von der Leyen of Germany, Ine Marie Eriksen...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Hala Shukrallah: 'Something has changed', Egypt
Hala Shukrallah is the most sought-after politician by the Egyptian media. On Friday 21 February, her political party, the Constitution, held its general assembly and elected her as president. In that moment, she became the first woman to be elected...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Hillary Clinton advice to women: Thick skin
Hillary Clinton told a packed auditorium of New York University students Thursday that the most important tip she could offer women in public life was a lesson she took from one of her role models, Eleanor Roosevelt: “Grow skin like a rhinoceros.” “...
Monday, February 10, 2014
How Running For Office Is Different For Mothers
Women can and do run for office, but their path to politics differs from the one most men follow. Women are generally asked to run and likely to have been recruited. Men tend to initiate their own candidacy, and worry less about if they are...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
How To Create A Generation Of Women Leaders
Recently, women leaders from around the world gathered in Brussels to participate in the inaugural Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum. I was honored to join them. Some 120 years after women in New Zealand became the first in the world to be...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton and the sisterhood
A gathering of Washington's most important military leaders doesn't seem like the obvious place to champion the cause of increasing women's power around the world. Nor does Hillary Clinton seem like the obvious choice for an award from the National...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Helen Clark:Speech at the International Conference 'Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in Norway'
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you to read the full speech published November 15,...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hillary Clinton: ‘Turning point’ for Afghan women
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry and former First Lady Laura Bush on Friday said that as elections near in Afghanistan and U.S. troops continue to draw down, America must remain committed to the country during what they called a...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hillary Clinton pushes for women on world stage
Hillary Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance of advancing women around the world, nodding to those seeking office as she also made the case for robust American leadership on the global stage. Clinton’s remarks came at a gala hosted by the...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Hon. Tangariki Reete is now 3rd female Cabinet Minister in Kiribati
Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn-into office Monday in Tarawa to replace the two ministers who resigned from office last week. A statement from the Office of the President said the three ministers - Rimeta Beniamina, MP from Nikunau, Waysang...
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...