women in politics

Year of the Woman

Campaign Manager Blames Candidate's Loss on 'Difficult Year' for Men

The campaign manager for a Nevada incumbent said his candidate lost to his female opponent because of "societal factors" that he claims made voters favor women in 2018.
Marie Solis
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez's Beat-Up Campaign Shoes to Be Featured in New Fashion Exhibition

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worn-out sneakers will be part of "Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline," an upcoming exhibition at Cornell University's Costume and Textile Collection.
Marie Solis
Vote Now

Female-Led Activist Group Wants 100 Women Elected to Congress by 2020

Helping the women who deserve to lead gain the backing they need to win will amount to a 22-seat gain in Congress by the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
Emily Weitz
Power to the Polls

The Engineer Running for Congress to 'Bring Humanity Back to Our Government'

“I never wanted to do this, but it needs to be done, and people need to be doing whatever they can," says Chrissy Houlahan.
Kimberly Lawson

'You Can’t Be Afraid of Failure': Meet Charlotte's First Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles made history when she was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina in November. She talks to Broadly about how she hopes her win reminds young people, and especially young women, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Kimberly Lawson

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full of Women' Have Been Unearthed

While he didn't actually solicit the binders, he did keep them, and someone wrote a few notes.
Kimberly Lawson

More Women Than Ever Are Serving in State Legislatures, but Not Nearly Enough

According to a new survey, women hold a historic amount of seats in US state legislatures: just under 25 percent.
Kimberly Lawson

The Gender Revolution that Wasn't: Clinton and the History of Female Candidates

Women in politics have come a long way—when Hillary Clinton started her political career, women weren't allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor—but gender equality in the political arena remains elusive.
Jay Newton-Small
election 2016

There's a Historic Number of Women Running for Congress

While Hillary Clinton's candidacy at the top of the ticket is making history, political experts say we should be looking down the ballot as well.
Linda Yang

Happy Women's Equality Day: Everything Is Still Bad

Fifty-one years after the establishment of Women's Equality Day, women are still underrepresented in politics, sexual violence is rampant, and the wage gap persists—but things are getting better.
Linda Yang

We Still Need 140,000 Women in Office for Political Gender Equality

Despite Hillary Clinton's historic presidential nomination, politics remains extremely male-dominated. Could her candidacy help change that?
Kimberly Lawson

​How Close Are We To Closing the Gender Gap? This Map Will Tell You

See how your country fares against the rest of the world.
Clinton Nguyen