Women’s Representation: Why Are State Legislatures Still So White and Male?

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: an interview with Zoraya Hightower, the first woman of color on the Burlington, Vt., City Council; new Biden Cabinet nominees confirmed; why state legislatures are still largely white and male; progress toward diversifying all-male boards; and will Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) become the third Black woman in the Senate?

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: The Patriarchy Does Not Spark Joy

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: steps you can take to dismantle the patriarchy; how voters perceive sexism in politics; Japan has the largest gender gap among advanced economies; a record number of women hold state legislative leadership roles; updates on Biden’s Gender Policy Council; “WOMEN WILL BE REAL EQUALS IN 2023,” wrote Alice Paul in 1923; and more.

Women’s Representation: The Slow Rise of Women to Top Finance Positions

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: the value of women leaders; Ngozo Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and first African national to lead the World Trade Organization; Zimbabwe, Switzerland and The Netherlands’ progress toward gender parity; Boston’s nearly 200-year streak of white, male mayors is officially over; what to watch; and more.

Women’s Representation: Saluting Black Women in Politics—Past, Present and Future

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: remembering Claudette Colvin and the delegitimization of Black activism; saluting Black women leaders; barriers that keep women from running for office; ranked-choice voting picks up steam; women leaders better at meeting needs of constituents; women workers are still underpaid; and more.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Kamala Harris as “Partner-in-Chief”

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: despite the record number of leadership positions for women in the new administration, we’re still far from parity; Kamala Harris as “partner-in-chief”; strategies to create more open seats where women can run and WIN; Estonia is the first nation to have two elected women as head of state and head of government; Egypt’s gender quota is working to elect women, and Somalia is eyeing the same; suggested reading and podcasts; and more!

Women’s Representation: “Do You Know How Rare It Is To See Women Portrayed as Patriots?”

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: American democracy has finally passed the Bechdel test; women stole the inauguration show; more women will serve as White House correspondents; women on Biden’s Cabinet; progress toward women’s equality in Tunisia has stagnated; and more.

Women’s Representation: U.S. Political Dysfunction Is Due To an Antiquated Voting System. It’s Time for Electoral Reform

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Biden’s new Cabinet will be majority people of color and gender-balanced; the dysfunction in our politics is caused by our antiquated voting system; the impact of the ranked-choice voting on Lisa Murkowski’s political future; the failure of our democratic institutions and the solutions to be found in electoral reform; the U.K. and Malta get closer to gender parity in Parliament; addressing women’s inequality in Russia; women’s representation in the entertainment sector; and more.

Women’s Representation: It’s Time to Build a Truly Representative Democracy

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Events this week are a stunning reminder that we must build institutions that represent the people they serve; breaking down feminist democratic representation; the role newly-elected Republican women may play in the 117th Congress; the amount of money raised and spent on individual women candidates; and this week’s must-reads.