Posted on Blog on October 15, 2021
Posted on Blog on October 08, 2021
Women face steep barriers when running for executive offices in the United States so it is no surprise that of the 2,573 people who have served as governor in U.S. history only 45 have been women and only 9 women are currently in office. Liz Crampton wrote an interesting piece this week in Politico about efforts by both major parties to increase the number of women in statewide executive office:
Posted on Blog on October 02, 2021
I recently asked a friend of mine why she thought there were so few women in politics. Her response was that it’s probably because politics just isn’t the place for women, that it’s more of a “man thing.” Recent research in the American Political Science Review reveals that these beliefs don’t exist by accident...
Posted on Blog on September 24, 2021
Paid leave is established law in all other developed countries but families in the United States continue to struggle to care for children, parents, and loved ones without jeopardizing their employment...
Posted on Blog on September 17, 2021
The results are in from the Boston mayoral primary and two women, Annissa Essabi George and Michelle Wu will advance to the general election ensuring that Boston will have a woman mayor come November...
Posted on Blog on September 10, 2021
In stark contrast to the new restrictive legislation in Texas, Mexico has legalized reproductive rights for women and, according to this article in The Washington Post, women have reached gender parity in Congress....
Posted on Blog on August 20, 2021
News of the tragedy unfolding in Haiti, the rise of the Delta variant, and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan dominate the headlines this week but there are a few other stories that have garnered media attention including the resignation of New York governor Andrew Cuomo. I wrote about his successor, lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul, who will become the 1st woman governor of my home state joining a very small club of women who have served as governor - just 2% of all governors, in US history, have been women.
Posted on Blog on August 06, 2021
The winners of the Equality Can't Wait Challenge (funded by Melinda French Gates & Mackenzie Scott among others) were announced last week and represent an impressive array of interventions to advance women's equality and equity. The winners include National Domestic Workers Alliance & Caring Across Generations, Ada Developers Academy, Girls Inc, New Mexico Community Capital & Native Women Lead, Free From,and IGNITE. Learn more about the awardees and the additional finalists at Equality Can't Wait. Here is a snippet about each project:
Posted on Blog on July 30, 2021
With the onset of the 2021 (or possibly the 2020) Olympic games, I’m honestly not sure which, there is a plethora of stories coming out about the athletes, the competitions and the winners. All of which we can learn from and apply to all walks of life.
Posted on Blog on July 30, 2021
Despite the linguistic diversity that exists in the United States, language comprehension continues to be a structural barrier for many individuals—especially when it comes to voter education materials, electoral reform information, and candidate recruitment and training. With such a large percentage of our population having a native language other than English, many people remain at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding pertinent voting information, resources about running for office, and policy proposals that advance women’s representation and leadership.