Sports Ethic Drives Women Athletes in Congress, Too: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: examining the depth of the $648 billion (and growing!) untapped opportunity in the care market; electing more women to office also correlates to greater overall happiness; the many women winners in New York’s ranked-choice voting primary; D.C. pushes for ranked-choice voting; women who serve in Congress who were/are athletes; the barriers women face as athletes and the over-representation of men on the International Olympic Committee; women hold 63 percent of seats in Spain’s Cabinet; and more.

Why the Senate Is Still Old, White, Wealthy and Male—and How to Fix It: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: strategies to address the representation crisis in the U.S. Senate; the history of women governors; only one state gets an “A” for women’s representation; 77% of Biden’s judicial nominees are women; the status of races for city council in New York City; the 173rd anniversary of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention; suggested reading; and more.

Ranked-Choice NYC—The Women Who Won: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

New York City didn’t get its woman mayor—but thanks to ranked-choice voting, the city sure broke records.

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

This week: LGBTQ people and women are projected to hold a record number of seats on the NYC council; 109 men, zero women as NYC mayor; Vanessa Gibson may become the first woman Bronx Borough president; the candidates and the organizations that helped women in NYC run viable campaigns; not much opportunity for women to pick up many, if any, seats in the upcoming gubernatorial races;

How New York’s Ranked-Choice Voting Fared—and Where We Go From Here: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: NYC’s ranked-choice voting election saw the highest turnout since 1989; how women are faring in the NYC city council race; top companies for gender parity; strategies for women incumbents to retain their seats; India Walton may become the first woman mayor of Buffalo; and more!

G7 Gender Council Urges Women Must Be “at the Heart” of COVID Recovery: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: women’s representation on corporate boards; how women get selected as candidates and rise to positions of leadership; G7’s Gender Equality Advisory Council has a call to action to promote women’s health; women’s representation increased in Mexico after recent elections; how Argentina again became a leader in Latin America on progressive legislation; increases for women in office in jurisdictions with ranked-choice voting; and more.

A Record Number of Women Are Gaining Traction in NYC Mayoral Race—Thanks to Ranked-Choice Voting

In both donations and polling, a record number of women and women of color are gaining traction in the New York City mayoral race. The presence of ranked-choice voting has helped to minimize typical fears of too many women candidates splitting the vote, and has even helped to address questions of likability and electability that often plague the campaigns of women candidates.

The Change Women Need: Systemic Reforms Power the Path to Equality

Sixty-six countries have outpaced the United States in women’s representation—not because their women are more qualified or ambitious, but because they have implemented electoral systems and policies to ensure more level playing fields and greater opportunity in the electoral process.

If the U.S. wants to accelerate greater gender representation and demonstrate it truly values women’s political leadership, we need changes to our political and electoral systems.

Women’s Representation: For Asian Americans, Violence Falls Along Gendered Lines

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

This week: 80 percent of Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing; the role of Black women in the first 100 days of the Biden administration; a profile on Dr. Jill Biden; tracking the representation of women of color on public sector boards in California; how gender quotas and proportional voting rules used by The Academy of Motion Pictures ensures a level playing field for women; the role of ranked-choice voting in the New York City primaries; and more.