Category Archives: Features

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Enters Race for Ohio Governor

The youngest woman ever elected to the Dayton Ohio City Commissioner at age 29, Nan Whaley, is now looking to become the first woman elected as Ohio’s governor.* 41-year-old Whaley has entered a crowded Democratic primary field that includes two other former elected women and a state senator. Running to make a difference for everyday,… Continue Reading

Helene Neville On the Run for Women

We are so proud of Helene Neville, the One on the Run woman who runs across the United States in support of cancer research, women’s issues and women in politics. You can read more about her journeys here. Pictured here, Helene is at the state capitol of Missouri in Jefferson City. In 2017, she will run… Continue Reading

EMILY’s List Announces New Executive Director

By Philip Rucker, Washington Post  Emily’s List, one of the most influential women’s groups in national politics, has hired a former state legislative leader from Maine to be its executive director with the aim of helping scores of female candidates prevail in next year’s midterm elections. Emily Cain, who helped lead fellow Democrats to the… Continue Reading

What it will take for women to win

Women are more politically mobilized than ever before — but that’s not enough to get them into office. A POLITICO investigation reveals what’s really stopping women from breaking through. By AMANDA RIPLEY Photography and Video by REENA FLORES Illustrations by ELLEN WEINSTEIN | 06/12/17 05:00 AM EDT One morning this spring, 80 women of different… Continue Reading

Stacey Abrams Announces Run for Georgia Governor

The leader of the Georgia House of Representative Democratic Caucus is running for governor.  Stacey Abrams is entering the race as the frontrunner who could break all a barriers and shatter the Georgia glass ceiling in a state that has a history of taking bold steps. With EMILY’s List already in with an endorsement, Rep.… Continue Reading

Unleashing Our Potential

By Kathy Groob, founder ElectWomen I am heading out soon for a new series of speeches and workshops to help motivate, inform and recruit women leaders. The new Unleash Women series will include hot topics such as gaining confidence, building a financial and power network, leadership, effective messaging and other engaging subjects. There are some great… Continue Reading

Women Vets Take Aim at a New Target: Public Office

NBC News, by ANNA BRAND Mikie Sherrill has never run for office. But after piloting Navy rescue missions to places like the Persian Gulf, Italy and Bahrain, where the heat and humidity rattle the helicopter engine and the only thing you can count on is your calculation that you’ve brought along enough fuel to save lives… Continue Reading

WUFPAC Announces New Leaders

The Washington D.C. based Women Under Forty political action committee (WUFPAC) has announced a new leadership team to head the organization.WUFPAC helps elected women under 40 to all levels of public office throughout the United States. President: Atalie Ebersole Vice President: Bethany Bassett Secretary: Cartney McCracken Treasurer: Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg “In the next term, WUFPAC continues… Continue Reading

Connie Pillich Enters Race for Ohio Governor

Video launch moves former state representative to top in field of contenders  Utilizing a down-to-earth online video approach, former Ohio state representative Connie Pillich announced her bid for the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial May 2nd primary last week. Pillich resides in Cincinnati and is no stranger to tough state-wide races. She was the party’s nominee for… Continue Reading