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Kerry Washington: How About Kamala Harris For First Female President Of Color?

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

Actress Kerry Washington isn't sure the country is ready to elect a woman of color as president, but she has hope -- and a name to suggest. She thinks...

Hillary Clinton Makes U.S. History As First Woman Presumptive Presidential Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton became the first woman presumptive presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party Monday night, inching closer to the invisible...

Joe Biden ‘Would Like To See A Woman Elected’ President

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden has yet to endorse a Democratic presidential candidate, but he did say he “would like to see a woman elected.” In an inte...

Madame President: Changing Public Attitudes About a Woman President

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

From the earliest days of public opinion research, polls have been documenting the country's shift from rejection to skepticism to acceptance of the idea of a woman president.

56% Of People Think We'll Have A Female President In The Next Decade

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women

In advance of the new documentary "MAKERS: Once and for All," HuffPost Women teamed up with MAKERS to explore what men and women believe the state of ...

Women Who Have Run For President Know What Hillary Clinton And Carly Fiorina Are In For

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Democrat Pat Schroeder explored a run for president in 1987, she encountered plenty of people who were excited that she could becom...

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

Texas CEO: Women 'Shouldn't Be President' Because Of 'Different Hormones'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A female CEO in Texas has come under fire this week for saying a woman “shouldn’t be president” because of “different hormones” and “bibli...

Hillary Clinton to Re-Engage With UN Women's Empowerment: A Prelude to 2016?

John L. Paluszek | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
John L. Paluszek

Clinton will tell a great many of us "What's Working" in the pursuit of gender equality. Arguably, a female president of the United States wouldn't hurt.

Wendy Davis: 'I Am Expecting A Woman In The White House In 2016'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Wendy Davis is in the middle of her campaign to become the governor of Texas, and she's hoping she won't be the only woman assuming executive office i...

Why Hillary Clinton Believes That Having A Female President Matters

Posted 12.19.2013 | Women

Hillary Clinton may not have made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2016, but she absolutely believes that a woman needs to make it to...

Why Haven't We Had A Woman President? (NEW BOOK)

Posted 11.25.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power [Seal Press, $17.00], a ...

Clinton: 'I Hope We Have A Woman President In My Lifetime'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton said he hopes to see a woman president in his lifetime. "I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as fo...

Laura Bassett

Progressive Group Launches Campaign For Female President | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The progressive women's advocacy group EMILY's List launched a new campaign on Thursday called "Madam President," which aims to put women on the Democ...

What Can We Learn From Female Leaders?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the world lost of one of its most notable leaders when M...

The Daring Dozen: Women to Watch for 2016

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We've been talking about our hopes for a woman president since... well, since as long as I can remember. And for much of that time -- as with any long-sought dream -- the fantasy never quite lived up to the reality.

The Women Who Might Run For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A historic number of women will take their seats in the U.S. Senate this January -- a full fifth of the upper chamber -- yet the country has still not...

A Historical Day at the University of Alabama

Dr. Robert Exley | Posted 01.04.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Exley

The only question that I have is: "What took the University of Alabama so long to choose a woman president?"

From Suffrage To The White House: Remember The Past, Fight For The Future

Elinor Steele | Posted 10.05.2011 | Women
Elinor Steele

Do you know the feeling of being in the presence of greatness? I felt surrounded and embraced by that feeling during my recent visit to the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C.

One Man's Opinion: Michele Bachmann & The Republican Debate

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

If I put an ad in the newspaper asking for someone to watch someone mowing my lawn, I'm betting we'll find more capable people than the the ones who showed up at the Republic Debate the other night.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian Presidential Candidate, To Become World's Most Powerful Woman?

The Independent | Hugh O'Shaughnessy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The world's most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a West...

SHE'S OUT THERE! The Next Generation of Presidential Candidates Essays by 35 Young Women Who Aspire to Lead the Nation

Amy Sewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Sewell

I realized there must be a lot of young women out there thinking about running for president, and I wanted to know who they are.

Lifetime Poll Pinpoints Negative Media Coverage of Clinton & Palin

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of party affiliation, women saw the coverage of both Clinton and Palin as "too negative" and without adequate substance.

Argentina Set For First Democratically Elected Female President

Times of London | Dan Rosenheck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHEN Senator Hillary Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill displaying a hint of cleavage, she sparked off a media furore about women in power, the way they...