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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Women veterans take aim at a new target: Public office
Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation that you've brought along enough fuel to save lives...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
International Conference at Rutgers University on Resisting Women's Political Leadership
This conference seeks to explore in the nature, origins, and manifestations of resistance to women’s political leadership, taking a global perspective and engaging scholars and practitioners working in a host of related areas. Positioned at the nexus between theory and empirics, the aim is to share...
Monday, May 08, 2017
More Massachusetts women jumping into politics
Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, and still stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, increasing numbers of Democratic women are diving into Massachusetts politics. “The national political environment we’re in, that’s the backdrop to every political discussion,” said Lexington resident...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
How rising political activism is changing women's lives
Donald Trump's election was a life-altering event for many Americans. While men as well as women say the election deeply affected their lives, it is hard to overstate the impact it has had on women. An estimated 4.5 million Americans, mostly female, joined the Women's March the day after Donald...
Thursday, April 27, 2017
"The New Normal? Women, Media, and Politics" event by the Institute for Women's Leadership
Michel Martin, journalist and weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered will be moderating a conversation with: Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Farai...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The emerging strategy for capitalizing on women's unprecedented interest in politics in the United States
Jean Sinzdak could see right away that this year would be different for women in politics. For the first time in her 12 years of running a seminar for women interested in public office, she had to start a waitlist. Registrations for the “Ready to Run” program, run by Rutgers University’s Center for...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What Happens When Women Legislate
LAS VEGAS — Cheaper tampons. Office breaks to pump breast milk. No co-pay on birth control. These are not the talking points of a ladies’ happy hour. They are among the State Senate and Assembly bills being considered in the Nevada Legislature. Not only were the bills designed solely with women in...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
More women exploring political careers after Trump's election
For one Chicago woman, the epiphany came just a few days after the presidential election. As Sameena Mustafa processed Donald Trump's victory and the shifting national political climate, she found it was no longer enough to vote, donate money or talk with friends about various political candidates...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
New, viable female politicians become role models for young women, study finds
After Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in June 2016—the first woman in American history nominated for president by a major political party—she tweeted a picture of her dancing with a young girl. The caption read, "To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
“Women in Politics” forum held at the University of Findlay, Ohio
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik was the lone Republican participant in a panel discussion on “women in politics” on 23 March 2017, but she was excited by the idea that some of the female Democrats present might join her in city government. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to have more women on...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
HeForShe Arts Week 2017 Launch
Starting on March 8, the UN Women HeForShe Arts Week will be celebrated across eight cities from Sao Paolo to Bangkok to raise funds for gender equality through the arts. Bjarni Benediktsson, Prime Minister of Iceland and HeForShe IMPACT Champion, along with Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030
Along with a host of events across the globe, the UN Observance of International Women’s Day 2017 will focus on the theme  of “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”, with diverse voices including  António Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Peter Thomson, President of the 71st ...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Trump's Election Drives More Women To Consider Running For Office
Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create a wave of female candidates at all levels of government in the coming years? Early signs from the groups that work with women considering a bid for office suggest a...
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ready to Run™ Philadelphia
Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political...
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh
Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Even with rise of political outsiders, women take traditional path to power in the US
When she thinks about getting women involved in government, Kelly Dittmar can’t help but be reminded of asparagus. A few years ago, Dittmar, an expert on women’s participation in politics, had a friend who needed to fill a spot on “some sort of asparagus advisory board.” The friend asked a few men...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Will Trump's election lead to more women in politics?
As Hillary Clinton exits the national stage, US women continue to pursue a political life. Will a Trump presidency motivate more women to run for office? The election of Donald Trump delivered a crushing blow to US women's rights activists hoping to elect the first female president. But Hillary...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Women appointed to Presidential Cabinets in the United States
With many positions left to fill, President-elect Trump has already tapped several women for important positions in his administration. They include: Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as secretary of education (The Washington Post); former labor...