Women Olympic Athletes and Activists Harness the Spotlight: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: Olympic gender parity does not mean equity; women Olympians give support to social and political movements; what it’s like to be a mother and an Olympian; how to shift power to women, people of color, and younger people; and more!

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;

Here’s to Setting New Ambitious Goals on Gender Equality: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: The U.N. Generation Equality Forum’s serious commitments being made to advance women’s representation around the globe; Melinda Gates has pledged $2.1 billion toward programs to advance women’s equality over the next five years; barriers for women in politics continue in China; women’s representation in Algeria dropped significantly; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduces the PAID Act, which would require executive branch personnel to track and publish the demographics of political appointees; and more.

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.

Honoring Women in Politics With Big Ideas—from Lani Guinier to Stacey Abrams: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: accusations against Lani Guinier in 1993 were troublingly similar to the smear campaign leveled at Biden’s nominee Kristen Clarke; political openings for Black women in the coming election cycle; Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, won a landslide victory in New Mexico; gender equality is also a man’s job; LGBTQ reads in honor of Pride Month; and more.