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Women in Office

Powerful Ad Shows What Girls Hear When You Tell Them To Be Quiet

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women

A powerful new ad wants girls to know they shouldn’t be excluded from politics. IGNITE National, an organization dedicated to fostering women’s am...

Republicans: Step Up Or Get Out!

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

Luckily, we can do something. We can show Republicans that we reject their obstructionism and unwillingness to work across the aisle by voting them out and voting in Democrats that get it.

Why We Should Celebrate Women in Public Office

Seleni Institute | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Women and families thrive in direct proportion to the support they receive. And an essential pillar of that is implementing the federal policies -- including paid parental leave -- that provide the safety net necessary to effectively manage the challenges of raising children and working.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on Embracing Change

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Stacey Alcorn

Niki Tsongas knows how to achieve big goals through embracing and creating change and during our time together, she offered four lessons to creating change the Tsongas way.

Why More Women Need To Run For Political Office

Ellevate | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women

There are many good women who are serving on the local level; on school boards, city governments, county boards and in various state bodies; but there is still a very dismal representation of women on the federal level.

Chicago Women Show Rahm Emanuel the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Rebecca Sive | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

At a time when so many Americans need so much from their government, American women who care are finding it really tough to win executive office.

Laura Bassett

Group Dedicated To Getting Women Elected Hits Big Milestone | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

When Pat Spearman, an African-American, lesbian military veteran, ran against Nevada State Sen. John Lee, a conservative Democrat, in the 2012 primary...

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equal...

Why Men Must 'Lean In' to Support Women's Leadership

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should tr...

Leaning In and Out: My View From Both Sides

Marcia Cross | Posted 09.23.2013 | Women
Marcia Cross

Where I sit now is simply in awe, in awe of women "leaning in" and "leaning out" and the brilliance of their day-to-day achievements. Both journeys are all encompassing and require talent, endurance and devotion.

SISTER GIANT: Consciousness and Politics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Marianne Williamson

Would our legislative priorities be what they are today -- tending always in the direction of serving those with economic leverage first -- were those legislative bodies anywhere near gender equal? Would the "war on women" exist as it does now?

Mother Knows Best

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

Our research tells us women need to be asked between three and seven times to run for office. Men don't wait to be asked. So ladies, consider this your first ask.

Ladies In The Legislature: Michigan's Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

As Women's History Month winds to a close, HuffPost Detroit takes a moment to honor the women leaders who are toiling away for the good of Michigan an...

We Need More Heels Running Around Capitol Hill

Abby Huntsman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making?

Are Female Voters to Blame for the Failure of Female Candidates?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?

Off The Sidelines: A Call For Today's 'Rosie The Riveter'

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

"Getting off the sidelines is a state of mind," says Senator Gillibrand, a matter of "understanding that women's voices matter."

The Palin Paradox: Women More Likely to be Elected in Male-Dominated Districts

Five Thirty Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaska isn't the first place you'd expect to see a woman elected to higher office. With its harsh climate and reliance on traditionally male-dominated...

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?