“Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing” Shows the Balancing Act Working Moms Must Navigate

It was 2018. More women than ever were running for office; the Me Too and Time’s Up movements were bringing brave new voices to the forefront; more previously apolitical women were recognizing their agency and their value. I didn’t set out to write a “political” book but I did, certainly, understand that so much of what women do right now can make a statement and pave the way for other women, even in small ways, even with quiet steps.

“The Firsts”: How Freshman Rep. Sharice Davids Showed Up for Her Community

The new women of Congress, many of them firsts from their racial or ethnic group to serve in their district—or, as in Rep. Sharice Davids’s case, the nation—undertook their roles beyond lawmaking.

(The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8 of “The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress,” by New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer.)

The Toll Microaggressions Take on Women Entrepreneurs

In Susanne Althoff’s upcoming book, “Launching While Female: Smashing the System That Holds Women Entrepreneurs Back,” she investigates the gender gap in the business world.

Through interviews with women and nonbinary entrepreneurs, more than half of them BIPOC, “Launching While Female” explores how everything from better funding opportunities to access to mentors and eliminating the use of microaggressions will help their companies grow.