women in politics

Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Engineer Running for Congress to 'Bring Humanity Back to Our Government'

“I never wanted to do this, but it needs to be done, and people need to be doing whatever they can," says Chrissy Houlahan.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18
politics
politics

'You Can’t Be Afraid of Failure': Meet Charlotte's First Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles made history when she was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina in November. She talks to Broadly about how she hopes her win reminds young people, and especially young women, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Kimberly Lawson
12.5.17
politics
politics

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full of Women' Have Been Unearthed

While he didn't actually solicit the binders, he did keep them, and someone wrote a few notes.
Kimberly Lawson
4.11.17
politics
politics

More Women Than Ever Are Serving in State Legislatures, but Not Nearly Enough

According to a new survey, women hold a historic amount of seats in US state legislatures: just under 25 percent.
Kimberly Lawson
2.15.17
politics
politics

The Gender Revolution that Wasn't: Clinton and the History of Female Candidates

Women in politics have come a long way—when Hillary Clinton started her political career, women weren't allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor—but gender equality in the political arena remains elusive.
Jay Newton-Small
11.14.16
election 2016
election 2016

There's a Historic Number of Women Running for Congress

While Hillary Clinton's candidacy at the top of the ticket is making history, political experts say we should be looking down the ballot as well.
Linda Yang
11.7.16
feminism
feminism

Happy Women's Equality Day: Everything Is Still Bad

Fifty-one years after the establishment of Women's Equality Day, women are still underrepresented in politics, sexual violence is rampant, and the wage gap persists—but things are getting better.
Linda Yang
8.26.16
politics
politics

We Still Need 140,000 Women in Office for Political Gender Equality

Despite Hillary Clinton's historic presidential nomination, politics remains extremely male-dominated. Could her candidacy help change that?
Kimberly Lawson
7.28.16