Month: November 2019

Where does your state fall on the Gender Parity Index?
| Nov 11, 2019

  For many, the 2018 elections and the election of the 116th Congress felt like a turning point for women’s representation. The election of the 116th Congress saw a rise in the number of Congresswomen, a record number of women of color, and an increase in the proportion of women in state legislatures. But despite …

Media Round Up: Week of November 3rd    
| Nov 8, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Why double standards are still the norm By Maggie Astor, On Politics, New York Times This week the Barbara Lee Family Foundation released new research titled, “Ready, …

Women Running for Executive Office Are Ready, Willing & Electable
| Nov 7, 2019

  2018 was heralded as a “Year of the Woman,” with a record number of women elected to Congress and many historic firsts for individual women candidates. One record we didn’t break: the number of women serving as governor of their state. The number of women who are governor today ties a previous high first …

Election 2019: A Night of Historic Wins
| Nov 6, 2019

  2019 may have been an off-year election, but that doesn’t mean last night didn’t bring in historic results. Here are four major gender + politics trends we saw: Women running again after an electoral loss. Several of the women candidates on the ballot yesterday had lost a previous race. Instead of being deterred, they …

How Honest Feedback Helped Me Own My Value
| Nov 1, 2019

  As women, we are often hard on ourselves and can, at times, misjudge our own performance, or not see our talents and value clearly. This tendency can hold us back from taking big risks like running for office. Seeing ourselves clearly (and being aware of our blindspots) requires self-awareness, and self-awareness often requires honest …

Media Round Up: Week of October 27th
| Nov 1, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: What the Katie Hill story means for young women in public life By Anna North, Vox Last week, Representative Katie Hill was accused of having sexual relationships …

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