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The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill Is Picking Up Steam

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Want the Legislature to get more done? Elect more women

Tired of partisan political gridlock? Instead of focusing on Democratic or Republican majorities, maybe it's time to try female majorities.<p>New …

Women, you'll likely die before there's gender parity among leaders

Most women working today will not live to see the day that women reach parity with men in leadership roles in business, politics and more.<p>That won't happen for 71 years, according to a new report.<p>The Women's Media Center report, released this week, on the status of women in media takes a close look …

Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor, replacing embattled Democrat

SALEM, Ore. (Reuters) - Liberal Democrat Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon governor on Wednesday, pledging to restore trust in government after an influence-peddling scandal led to the resignation of her predecessor.<p>Oregon Governor Kate Brown speaks after being sworn in at the state capital …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isn't Giving Up Her Fight for Women's Rights

For much of the last half-century, Ruth Bader Ginsburg led the drive for women’s rights. These days, she spends lots of time on defense.<p>In disputes …

There are 77 women in statewide executive office, but only five governors. Why?

By Nia-Malika Henderson<p>Nia-Malika Henderson<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers is out with its 2015 tally of women in elected office, and turns out ... not much has changed since the last tally. Women are still 20 percent of the Senate and are just under that in …

Republicans to Female Candidates: Stop Saying You Like to Compromise

Republican women candidates must fight the perception that they are more moderate than male primary opponents simply because they are female, a group …

Despite progress, U.S. still lags many nations in women leaders

Women now make up 20% of both the House and Senate — a record high for the U.S. Congress. But that figure pales in comparison with most of its …

A Woman's Place

On the day Muriel Bowser became the seventh elected mayor of Washington, D.C., her place in the city’s history—the second woman to hold the job—was …

Women are ready for leadership, are Americans ready for them to lead?

WASHINGTON (Christian Examiner) -- A change in the landscape of women at work over the years, shows women are equipped and ready for leadership roles …

A Recent History: Black Women's Political Representation

Last year the Center for American Women and Politics and Higher Heights joined forces to produce and distribute "The Status of Black Women in American Politics," a report on black women's representation at all levels of government. The report makes clear that the rise in Black women officeholders …

How to Be Young and Female in Congress

In 1973, I was the youngest woman elected to Congress. Last year, Elise Stefanik broke my record. Here’s my advice to her.<p>In January 1973, I was sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress—even though, at the time, I had no idea that I had set a new record. The press wasn’t paying …

Young Women's Political Leadership Program - Running Start

Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL) introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership. The program is …

Oregon's Next Governor Will be the First Bisexual to Head State 

<i>Politico</i> has an interesting profile on Kate Brown, Oregon's next governor who will serve until November 2016 in an interim role. According to the …

2014's Most Inspiring Women of Politics

They came. They ceiling-cracked. They conquered.<p>This year was a banner one for female politicians from all corners of the globe. From the U.S.'s first black female congresswoman, to a blind and trans Parliamentary candidate in England, to a bikini contest-winning Serbian councilwoman and …

Women Aren’t the Problem in Politics

There aren’t enough white men run­ning for polit­ic­al of­fice. That’s the takeaway mes­sage from a column by Rut­gers polit­ic­al sci­ence …

6 Ways To Get Women Into Leadership Positions And Keep Them There

Deloitte uses the buddy system to provide helpful career coaching. What is your business doing to keep women leaders engaged?<p>Women make up about half of the workforce in the U.S. Yet despite the clear value of having a diverse workforce, like improved operational and financial performance, …