AAPIs Are 6% of Population—But 0.9% of Elected Leaders: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono talks on race and politics; AAPIs are underrepresented in elected office; ups and downs for Republican women in leadership; ranked-choice voting goes mainstream; how to elect more women to office faster; safeguarding women candidates online; giant strides toward gender balance in Wales; and more.

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.

“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!

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Feminist Climate Activists Sound the Alarm

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

This week: Remembering Rachel Carson’s seminal work “Silent Spring,” published in 1962; the new generation of environmental leaders; the Climate Clock says we still have time left to address climate change; climate advisor Gina McCarthy on climate change’s connection to race and gender; a breakdown of all the women nominated for Oscars; and more.

Weekend Reading: Despite Progress, Women’s Representation Nowhere Near Gender Parity

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

So many stories in the news and in our everyday lives revolve around power—the power we have, the lack of power that so many experience, and the untapped power that we must find to build a future where power is shared and is grounded in justice and equality.

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: Equal Representation Achieved! No More Action Needed

I’m sure you all saw the amazing headline in the Washington Post about how women’s equality and domination has been achieved.

(Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment!)

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.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Two More Women Join Biden Cabinet

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

This week: the ERA is one Senate vote away from becoming law; two more women join Biden’s Cabinet, while others field bad-faith attacks; protests in U.K. and Australia mobilize; the feminist case for quotas; how Nigeria is getting more women in power; enabling women to serve effectively once elected; and more.

Weekend Reading: The U.S. Dropped from 48th to 67th in Women’s Representation. How?

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

This week: Inter-Parliamentary Union released their 2021 map and report on international women’s representation; addressing structural obstacles women face in the U.S. as candidates and elected officials; more women Cabinet members are confirmed; recommended reading; and more!