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Year of the Woman

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

2012 Was a Year for Women and Girls: Will We See the Same Momentum in 2013?

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Purnima Mane

In March of this year, on International Women's Day, I asked, "Is 2012 the Year for Women and Girls?" Now, as we enter 2013, I find myself looking back on my call for stronger partnerships, more global coalitions and wondering, Are those enough?

2012 Was Not the Year of the Woman

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

With 2012 closing, some are ready to declare a new Year of the Woman. Apparently, the first one did not do the trick. The anemically aspirational "Year of Whoever" trope reminds us how far whoever still has to go, having exceeded our self-defeatingly low expectations.

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly for Women in 2012

Linda Hallman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Linda Hallman

Here's the American Association of University Women's rundown of the good, the bad and the downright ugly for women in 2012.

10 Tips for Finding Your Political Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Women on a path of personal growth may not be that interested in getting themselves out in front as political leaders. I count myself among them. While we may be activists for one cause or another, we still hide out on the sidelines when it comes to politics.

A Banner Year for Women? Winning Is About More than Numbers

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The "year of the woman" has gone through as many iterations as Mitt Romney's stance on abortion.

Stop the Tug-of-War Over Women. We're Too Smart for That.

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

We are not content with only one Year of the Woman. We want women to participate in governing every day of every year.

The Year of the Funny Woman

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

Politicos may lay claim to 2010 as Year of the Woman, but if the Fourth Annual Women in Comedy Festival is any indication, they may have to hand that title over to the Year of the Funny Woman.

GOP Tide Could Reduce The Ranks Of Women In Congress

Los Angeles Times | Lisa Mascaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With this fall's midterm elections, the number of women serving in Congress could drop for the first time in a generation -- a twist on a political se...

Women Need an Establishment of Their Own

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

As a former Congressional candidate, I can tell you it's tough out there for women. In fact, it's more than tough - what women candidates experience c...

No More, No Less

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Snortland

The Year of the Woman in politics is thrilling and appalling in one fell swoop Yes, I'm excited that many women won their election bids on June 8. Ho...

Year of the Woman

Ellie Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ellie Kemper

After last week's primaries, it has been declared that 2010 is officially another Year of the Woman. I couldn't be more excited!

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

What Year of the Woman?

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Men see other men in places of leadership, and they step up to the plate to either join or unseat them. But women, who see too few of their counterparts in positions of political power, wait to be invited.