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.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Kamala Harris as “Partner-in-Chief”

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

This week: despite the record number of leadership positions for women in the new administration, we’re still far from parity; Kamala Harris as “partner-in-chief”; strategies to create more open seats where women can run and WIN; Estonia is the first nation to have two elected women as head of state and head of government; Egypt’s gender quota is working to elect women, and Somalia is eyeing the same; suggested reading and podcasts; and more!

Women’s Representation: “Do You Know How Rare It Is To See Women Portrayed as Patriots?”

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

This week: American democracy has finally passed the Bechdel test; women stole the inauguration show; more women will serve as White House correspondents; women on Biden’s Cabinet; progress toward women’s equality in Tunisia has stagnated; and more.

Women’s Representation: U.S. Political Dysfunction Is Due To an Antiquated Voting System. It’s Time for Electoral Reform

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

This week: Biden’s new Cabinet will be majority people of color and gender-balanced; the dysfunction in our politics is caused by our antiquated voting system; the impact of the ranked-choice voting on Lisa Murkowski’s political future; the failure of our democratic institutions and the solutions to be found in electoral reform; the U.K. and Malta get closer to gender parity in Parliament; addressing women’s inequality in Russia; women’s representation in the entertainment sector; and more.

Women’s Representation: It’s Time to Build a Truly Representative Democracy

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

This week: Events this week are a stunning reminder that we must build institutions that represent the people they serve; breaking down feminist democratic representation; the role newly-elected Republican women may play in the 117th Congress; the amount of money raised and spent on individual women candidates; and this week’s must-reads.

Women’s Representation: Biden Breaks Record for the Most Women Ever Appointed to Cabinet

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

This week: the mayor of Paris fined for appointing too many women to leadership; using financial incentives, (and penalties) to ensure gender balance; Deb Haaland may become the first Native woman to serve in a Cabinet position; what role will Kamala Harris play in the new administration?; how many women leaders has Biden selected?; Zimbabwe proposes gender quotas; district partisanship is the biggest indicator of which party will win; feminist books for children; and more!

Women’s Representation: Unprecedented Number of Women Elected to Tribal Councils in November Election

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

This week: the challenges women face raising money to run for governor; analyzing women candidates’ spending patterns; gains by Republican women in Congress; unprecedented numbers of women were elected to Tribal Councils in the November election; philanthropic support for organizations dedicated to women is severely lacking; Susan Rice and Marcia Fudge join the Biden-Harris team; why electoral systems matter when it comes to women candidates; Time’s Kid of the Year; no women in the Kuwait’s next Parliament; and more.

Weekend Reading on Representation: “Make Caregiving a Presidential Priority,” Says Melinda Gates

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

This week: Melinda Gates calls on Biden to “make caregiving a presidential priority”; the Massachusetts legislature stuck at 25 percent female; Shenna Bellows becomes Maine’s first woman secretary of state; Japan considers gender quota law to up women’s representation; discussing diversity in the Biden-Harris administration; and more.

Weekend Reading: Biden Owes it to Women to Appoint a Gender-Balanced Cabinet

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

This week: the impact that elected women have in legislative bodies; wins for women in the 2020 election; tipping the gender balance in Congress; Moldova has elected their first woman president; Alaska voters approve ranked-choice voting; the Biden-Harris administration must appoint a gender-balanced Cabinet; the women President-Elect Biden is considering for his administration; the Nevada state legislature will be 60 percent women in 2021; and suggested feminist reading.