Women Lead

Women Lead

Posted on Take Action on March 12, 2021

Just as important as being able to serve effectively, women must be appointed to leadership positions at the same rates as men; this includes committee leadership positions, executive cabinets, and diverse hiring in high-level staff positions.

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To learn more, look through our "Women Leading" page.

Our partners in these reforms include: Working IDEAL; Sisters Lead Sisters Vote; Holliday Advisors; The Melanin Collective; Inclusive America

Gender Balanced Cabinet Project

Posted on Our Projects on January 16, 2020

Appointed positions are every bit as important as elective positions of power. We must call on all candidates who seek executive office to run on gender-balanced tickets and appoint gender-balanced cabinets. 

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The Gender Parity Alliance

Posted on Our Projects on January 16, 2020

RepresentWomen regularly works with allies and partners outside of politics to discuss the best practices for gender-balanced leadership in their own fields. We can learn so much from one another. Let's bring thought leaders together from politics, the corporate sector, athletics, and the entertainment industry and set the conversation early for 2020. 

A National Women's Commission

Posted on Our Projects on January 16, 2020

To honor the women who came before us, let us ensure that their legacies are upheld by convening a group of women who can discuss best practices and launch additional campaigns, determine the practical implementation of such campaigns moving forward, and decide on pragmatic strategies for their enforcement. 

Our Mission

Posted on About Us on July 25, 2019

RepresentWomen’s mission is to strengthen our democracy by advancing reforms that break down barriers to ensure more women can run, win, serve, and lead. Even following several "record"-breaking election cycles for women candidates, women continue to be underrepresented at every level of elected office. 

More women in elected and appointed positions at every level of government will strengthen our democracy by making it more representative, reviving bi-partisanship and collaboration, improving the deliberative process, encouraging a new style of leadership, and building greater trust in our elected bodies.

RepresentWomen accomplishes its mission in these 4 ways:

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RepresentWomen started as Representation2020, a program of the non-partisan reform group FairVote, that worked to build a solid intellectual foundation from which future work could grow. The team engages in research to track the status of women’s representation in the US and abroad, understand the underlying reasons women are underrepresented, and find evidence-based solutions to mitigate the problem. This inquiry resulted in a suite of reports, studies, and tracking tools that follow trends in women’s representation in the US and internationally.

This slideshow gives some additional background information on who we are, our research, and our ongoing projects.

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Women's Representation in Costa Rica

Posted on Blog on July 03, 2019

While there are several reasons I believe in efforts to support female candidates, my semester abroad in Costa Rica gave me a new perspective on gender parity pursuits. Studying their electoral system and gender quota laws prompted me to consider what institutional reforms would look like in the United States and strengthened my dedication to advocacy surrounding this topic.