“A Historic Sight 245 Years in the Making”: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden share center stage; women hold less than one-third of seats in municipal governments nationwide; Utah County’s ranked-choice elections yield the first female county commissioner; why we need the Fair Representation Act; we break down the woman Oscar winners; and more!

Women’s Representation: The Case for Expanding the U.S. House

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

This week: the role of gender equality in the promotion of democracy; the benefits of Latin America’s use of gender quotas and proportional voting; the state of women’s representation in the U.S.; debunking common misconceptions about quotas; expanding the size of the House of Representatives; Tishaura Jones becomes the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis; the challenges and opportunities for LGBTQ women running for office; and more!

Women’s Representation: Kim Janey Is Boston’s First Black Woman Mayor. How Can the U.S. Elect More?

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

This week: addressing the structural barriers in our winner-take-all-voting system; hear from a candidate in a ranked-choice voting election; Kim Janey became the first woman and first person of color to hold the office of mayor of Boston; Virginia may elect a Black woman as the Democratic nominee for governor; the Guide to Moving Money for Impact; Dr. Mamie Parker, a woman leader in the conservation movement; celebrating the contributions of *all* women; how to reach gender balance on corporate boards by 2024; and more.

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.