Posted on Staff on October 06, 2021
Fatma Tawfik is a Research Associate at RepresentWomen. Driven by her passion for politics, international relations, gender equality, and human rights, Fatma pursued her education and graduated with a political science degree from Bani-Suef University in 2020. After gaining some professional experience, Fatma plans to return to school to continue her studies. After grad school, Fatma hopes to work as a professor teaching international relations, while continuing to raise her voice against gender inequality and the importance of women empowerment. Fatma's dream is to become a role model for women and girls, especially, girls from developing countries so they can pursue their dreams and fight for them.
Posted on Staff on September 30, 2021
Asel is a women's and civic engagement program officer at NDI-Kyrgyzstan, where she coordinates and implements activities to promote women's political participation and civic engagement through public dialogue, advocacy campaigns, and community-level organizing. This experience has deepened Asel's resolve to promote women's rights and contribute to increasing women's political participation in Kyrgyzstan.
This fall, Asel has joined the RepresentWomen team as a fellow through IREX's Community Solutions Program (CSP). Through this program, Asel hopes to learn more about evidence-based campaigning through research and develop media relations skills. Upon completing her fellowship, Asel hopes to promote cooperation between civil society stakeholders and decision-makers by training activists on evidence-based campaigning. Asel sees the fellowship at RepresentWomen as an opportunity to grow and become a leader who creates positive change in her community.
Asel graduated from American University in Central Asia with a degree in Business Administration before pursuing a Master's in Economic Governance and Development at OSCE Academy. In her free time, Asel likes watching Netflix, reading, going out with friends, and hiking.
Posted on Staff on September 30, 2021
Rania Boublal is a veterinary doctor who graduated from the Higher National Veterinary School in Algeria. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Project Management at the Higher National School of Management. This fall, Rania has joined the RepresentWomen team as a fellow through the Community Solutions Program (CSP) at IREX. At RepresentWomen, Rania is conducting research on candidate training organizations in the United States with the hopes of running a similar program at home.
Rania has more than four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently serving as the General Secretary for "Algeunesse", a local association that is working on promoting the role of youth and children in Algerian society. Rania is passionate about human and animal rights, gender equality, ending violence against women, peace and security, and political dialogue. For fun, Rania loves to read, color, swim, go on long walks and watch movies!
Kaddy Jabbi is a Master's in International Development candidate at American University, with a concentration in Gender, Peace, and Development. As an Admin and Development Intern at RepresentWomen this fall, Kaddy will work closely with the Executive Director to learn more about how nonprofits are started and managed, and how to work with donors.
Saanika Kumar is a junior at George Washington University who is currently pursuing her Psychology degree. She chose to intern at RepresentWomen because she saw the inequality taking place all over the world and how especially prevalent it is in the political setting. Saanika has also had a passion for animal rights and all of the pets she has back home are rescued. She really is looking forward to working at RepresentWomen!
Juliana “Jules” Schifferes is a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, majoring in Political Science. As a research intern, she produces fact sheets and background information memoranda for use by her colleagues, especially for academic research. Juliana lives in Maryland. Outside of work, she indulges her love of literature. Her current favorite read is The Dove’s Necklace by Raja Alem. She hails from the Washington metropolitan area.
Julia Comino (she/her) is a first-year student at American University in Washington, DC studying Political Science and Journalism. Growing up in Mississippi, Julia became invested in advocating for climate justice after witnessing the detrimental effects that climate change has already had on her home state. Julia founded the Environmental Club and Charity Garden at her high school to educate her peers on climate justice issues and combat food insecurity in her community. Having grown up in a predominantly female household, Julia has always been an advocate for women’s rights. Through her work with the Mississippi Youth Against Sexual Violence Organization, Julia worked to educate Mississippi youth on how to address sexual violence and expand comprehensive Sex Education in her state.
As a Communications Intern with RepresentWomen, Julia works closely with Kaycie Goral, the Digital Media Manager, on projects for the organization’s website, social media platforms, and marketing campaigns. When she’s not studying for classes or doing work for her internship, Julia is exploring DC and seeking out the best coffee shop in the city.
Abigail Herbst is a senior at George Washington University studying Political Science and Public Policy and is very excited to work as a Research Intern with RepresentWomen this fall. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Abigail is looking forward to using her passion and knowledge of politics, policy and equality to bridge gender and racial gaps in our government on local, state, and national levels. When she is not interning or in school, Abigail loves to be active and spend time outside, read books and explore different neighborhoods and restaurants in DC.
Posted on About Us on September 03, 2021
RepresentWomen is a 501 c3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to change the system to provide women equal access to both appointed and elected offices. Instead of placing the burden of change on the shoulders of individual women, we advocate for institutional reforms that will help women run, win, serve, and lead at rates equal to men. Some of the reforms we advocate for include recruitment targets for party leaders so more women run, multi-winner ranked-choice voting so more women win, fairer legislative rules (i.e. proxy voting) so more women serve, and gender-balanced appointments so more women lead.
At RepresentWomen, we believe that a strong democracy requires equal representation for women across ideological, racial, socioeconomic, and geographic lines. Through research and advocacy, we are paving the way for women in American politics-- not just for some women today, but for all women for good. To learn more about our work before you apply, we encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with Our Challenge, Our Solutions, Our Research, and Our Advocacy.
Communications Director, Remote/Hybrid
Takoma Park, MD - RepresentWomen is seeking a communications director to design and implement a strategic communications strategy, develop relationships with traditional media outlets, issue press releases, and newsletters, and provide editorial support as needed. The ideal candidate is someone with a creative mindset, outgoing personality, and a committed interest in advocating for systemic change to increase women’s representation and leadership in the United States.
RepresentWomen is invested in finding an early-career professional who will grow with the organization; as such, interested candidates should have between 3-5 years of experience in communications or a related field. The starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities may include:
- Designing a strategic communications strategy that incorporates new and creative approaches to storytelling and working with existing staff to implement this strategy.
- Developing relationships with media outlets and securing high profile placements for RepresentWomen’s work across any appropriate media outlets, with the goal of (1) raising public awareness of RepresentWomen’s brand and content, (2) helping to secure support from RepresentWomen’s validation partners, (3) increasing traffic to RepresentWomen’s website, and (4) building awareness among RepresentWomen’s donors and supporters.
- Issuing press releases and newsletters highlighting our research and advocacy to maximize engagement with our work.
- Maintaining a social media calendar and monitoring our digital presence, ensuring that our accounts are updated regularly.
- Providing media training to staff and interns, as appropriate.
- Have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as communications, journalism, media relations, public policy, political science, or gender studies.
- Have experience building narratives around complex issues; previous experience or a committed interest in gender-based representation in politics, inclusive governance, and election reform is a plus.
- Have strong writing and analytical skills, are attentive to detail, and have the ability to craft language that is appropriate for a variety of audiences.
- Have experience in media relations, with experience that may include, but is not limited to being a point of contact for media contacts, managing press lists, monitoring the daily news, and developing relationships with members of the press.
- Have experience managing digital content and related metrics tracking, which includes but is not limited to web content management and search engine optimization.
- Are self-starters and team-players who are comfortable moving between self-motivated and collaborative work in a hybrid work environment.
Benefits and Compensation: RepresentWomen offers healthcare (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, family leave, transportation coverage, professional development and training opportunities, and remote work arrangements to full-time staff. The starting salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and the responsibilities of the role.
How to apply:
To apply, please submit PDFs of your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to our team at [email protected]. The subject line of your email should clearly state the role that you are interested in. Please make sure that the font used throughout your application is easy to read and no smaller than size 10 (size 12 is preferable).
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Notice: RepresentWomen is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national or regional origin, gender, age, religion, political affiliation, marital status, and veteran status. This commitment includes equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace.
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Posted on Interns on June 16, 2021
Noelle Curtis is a senior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in International Studies and an Outreach and Advocacy intern with RepresentWomen. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in legislative advocacy or policy, with a strong desire to bring more racial and gender diversity to the forefront of policymaking and political leadership. As a young Korean American woman, Noelle hopes to transform the way we view women of color in positions of power and leadership towards building a more sustainable, equitable future. She looks forward to building on her experience at RepresentWomen and learning more about the political advocacy space.
In her free time, Noelle loves to read books, drink coffee, and discover more ways to engage in sustainable living!