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Friday, May 17, 2019
Female presidential candidates have to overcome the sexism — of other women
By Jay Newton-Small, There are already six women running for president in 2020, an unprecedented number, and two of them — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) — routinely poll in the top five among the nearly two dozen...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Female politicians are more effective for their constituents, a study says. So why aren’t there more of them in office?
By Courtland Milloy Angela Alsobrooks, the first woman elected Prince George’s county executive, thanked her mother among others during an inaugural address on Monday. “She made me proud to be a woman, a servant and a fighter,” Alsobrooks said. She’...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Female candidates break barriers, except when it comes to money
Rashida Tlaib, running in a tough six-way Democratic primary for a House seat in Michigan and positioning herself to be the first Muslim woman in Congress, was thrilled when a man who champions Muslim candidates across the country donated just under...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Fury is a political weapon. And women need to wield it
By Rebecca Traister, What the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh showed us about who gets to be angry in public. By Rebecca Traister, Ms. Traister is the author of “Good and mad: The revolutionary power of women’s anger.” Inside...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Four colored girls who have considered politics: Enter the halls of power. America needs us
By Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, political activists and co-authors of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics," coming Oct. 2. As black women, our very existence is political. It’s time for us — whether we’...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
For female candidates, harassment and threats come every day
Four days before the 2016 congressional primary in her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram. “All...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Forget suits. Show the tattoo. Female candidates are breaking the rules
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways. The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby Finkenauer, Democratic candidate...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
For every woman in political office in the United States, there are three men.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, an unprecedented number of women — primarily Democrats — are running for office in 2018. Final numbers will not be available for some time, but Emily’s List, an organization that works to elect Democratic...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Few, but Mighty: Women and Bill Sponsorship in the Pennsylvania General Assembly
Throughout this report, the authors offer a look at the unique strengths that women bring to policymaking and their impact on government is examined. They start by examining women’s representation in government, highlighting the underrepresentation...
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright receives the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service
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...
Friday, June 24, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Hold a Conversation on the Next Generation of Women
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...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
First US Women Summit being held in Washington DC
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...
Monday, September 22, 2014
FACT SHEET: The Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and Economic Participation, USA
n response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s political and economic participation, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Valerie Jarrett launched the Equal Futures Partnership on...
Saturday, August 02, 2014
First Black Woman wins Virgin Islands primary elections
There may have been storms on election day, but for Delegate Donna Christensen the sun was shining.  She and her running mate, Basil Ottley, beat out a crowded six candidate field to win the Democratic primary for Governor of the Virgin Islands. Del...
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Five Reasons Why 2013 Was Good for Women in Politics in the US
There's still a gender gap when it comes to positions of power. But 2013 was a notable year for women in politics, in the U.S. and elsewhere. As editors at The Story Exchange, we welcome such progress. When there are more females holding office, it...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Fewer women still serve in public office, USA
On the third floor of Apex Town Hall, inside council chambers, visitors got to see a rare sight. Two women, Nicole Dozier and Denise Wilkie, were sworn into office. They are the first women to serve on the Apex Town Council in 12 years. As female...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Former Gov. Madeleine Kunin says more Democratic female candidates wanted and needed, USA
Six female members of the Vermont House of Representatives flanked former Democratic Gov. Madeleine Kunin Monday as she announced the launch of Emerge Vermont, an organization that will recruit, train and mentor Democratic women to run for political...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Female Senate candidates press Democrats’ gender advantage, USA
The emergence of three female Democrats as competitive Senate candidates has party activists optimistic the 2014 election cycle will end with a record number of women in the upper chamber. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who...