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Friday, November 25, 2016
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-elected to her slot as...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday named Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina as his choice to become ambassador to the United Nations, adding to his prospective cabinet a former critic with whom he had sparred bitterly. Ms. Haley’s name had...
Friday, November 11, 2016
In 1788, Thomas Jefferson wrote that American women shouldn’t "wrinkle their foreheads with politics." A century and a half later, when Hillary Clinton was born, that attitude still prevailed. That year, 1947, the US had zero female senators, zero...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
In 2013, 31-year-old Aja Brown made history as Compton’s youngest mayor. It was the culmination of a long journey for Brown—her grandmother had been murdered in the California city, and her family moved to another town after the tragedy. She is...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
By Euan McKirdy, CNN The highest -- and toughest -- glass ceiling remains unshattered. This year's presidential election ultimately was not kind to Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major party, but down-ballot, some of...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
By Erin Donelly Oregon Democrat Kate Brown became the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor yesterday. Though Gov. Brown is married to a man, she identifies as a bisexual woman. Gov. Brown was actually the incumbent in Oregon's...
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
At 42, Samantha Power became the youngest person to be appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Now, she is a powerful force in steering America’s foreign policy and dictating intervention abroad. “My style in diplomacy is my style as a...
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The concept of sustaining peace—as enshrined in the identical General Assembly/Security Council resolutions of April 27, 2016—offers a new consensus and vision for the UN’s work, in which prevention plays a central role. Prevention continues,...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Running for office as a woman is different than it is for a man. Why? Because voters expect more from women and afford them different advantages. And even though voters say it is important to have more women in office, it doesn’t always mean they...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
The Gender Studies Program at The New School presents a panel discussion about gender-based violence and responses to it, featuringPriya's Shakti, a multimedia "augmented reality" project that integrates a print comic with digital animation to...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Due to its interest for the political empowerment of women, we transcribe the article published today by the Pacific Standard. "Donna Brazile, the recently appointed acting chair of the Democratic National Committee promised to give a peek into a...
Jennifer Estrada Director of the HerStory Campaign for LitWorld and Global glow
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Jennifer Estrada talked to iKNOW Politics on International Youth Day 2016 about the role of young women leaders. 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Around 2 percent of the GDP is the estimated cost of gender-based violence worldwide. The direct costs of the health and justice systems, child and welfare support, as well as indirect costs, such as lost wages, productivity and potential, are just...
Friday, September 16, 2016
When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings. And when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored. Across sectors, and both in and outside work, ...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew...
Cecilia Tkaczyk Former Member of the New York State Senate
Thursday, August 25, 2016
TimesUnion interviews former Member of the New York State Senate, Cecilia Tkaczyk, on the topic of women in politics. Access the original interview here. What brought you into politics? In 2012 I was on the Duanesburg school board and we were...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Atlantic publishes the following article on the relationship between American Muslim women and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Access the original article at The Atlantic’s website. Donald Trump has effectively declared Muslims the enemy, ...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Women are chronically underrepresented in U.S. politics. Yet TV shows, fictions, and films have leapt ahead of the electoral curve to give us our first female president(s). What messages about women and power do these fictional representations of...
Friday, August 05, 2016
New article presents an analysis and implications for women’s political empowerment of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. But as she is lauded at home with a historic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is being praised abroad for decades of quiet...
Friday, August 05, 2016
The World Economic Forum has published an article on the relevance that sexism still has in politics nowadays. By the end of the year, two of the world’s most powerful political institutions – the United Nations and the US government – could be led...
Friday, August 05, 2016
As the Democratic presidential primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has grown much closer, some commentators suggest that Clinton’s campaign is being bombarded with sexist invective — especially from Sanders supporters. But...
Friday, August 05, 2016
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, August 04, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on July 1 honored former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. The award recognizes exceptional service and personal sacrifice motivated by...
Joel Silberman Media Strategist and Coach
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Deb Sofield National Speaker, Executive Speech Coach and Author
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Stephanie Berger President of the Board of Directors of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Jessica Gottsleben Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Sarah Godlewski Student at the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, July 11, 2016
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on Gender Equality (Goal 5) and on Stable and Peaceful Societies (Goal 16), provide a critical opportunity to implement commitments on gender equality and peace. This side event will share...
Friday, June 24, 2016
A lot has been done by and for women and girls, but there is still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit celebrated what has been achieved and discussed how to take action moving forward. Watch First Lady Michelle...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Erin Vilardi is the Founder and Director of VoteRunLead, leveraging technology and training to accelerate the number of women in civic and political leadership. In her Personal Democracy Forum 2016 talk, Vilardi explains how peer-to-peer organizing...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Fear of public speaking is the most common phobia and prevents many people from achieving their potential. Can you imagine all that you could accomplish if you were comfortable speaking in public and took every opportunity presented to share your...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
In the context of the first US Women Summit, 28 companies have adopted the White House’s equal pay pledge, committed to undertake a yearly company-wide gender pay analysis. The event will also initiate an examination of what the administration has...
Ellen Fitzpatrick author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency"
Thursday, June 09, 2016
By Laura E. Hatt America has seen a strong female candidate in two of the last three presidential elections. In fact, in some eyes, a woman’s name on the ballot might now seem almost commonplace. What (and who) happened to make this possible?...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
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...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order...
Monday, June 06, 2016
The Women’s Foreign Policy Group will host on June 20th an event around the theme “Celebrating Women Leaders benefit luncheon on Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa”. This year, the event...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit will celebrate what has been achieved and how to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, the United State of Women will be an important moment for both women and girls...

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