Category Archives: Features

Money gap: Why don’t women give?

By ANNA PALMER and TARINI PARTI, POLITICO – For all the progress women have made in Congress and in elections, they are practically sitting out the new game that is redefining American politics: big money.It’s not that women want to leave it to men like Sheldon Adelson and Tom Steyer to sidle up to theContinue Reading

Georgia’s Michelle Nunn posts strong fundraising numbers

Wall Street Journal – Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn had one of the best fundraising quarters of any candidate in this election cycle’s key Senate races, pulling in $3.5 million over the last three months, according to new data. That’s nearly a million more than Republican businessman David Perdue, and over $1.5 million more than RepublicanContinue Reading

Michelle Howard is Navy’s first female 4-star admiral

CNN — The U.S. Navy has promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy’s 236-year-history, the White House said Tuesday.Howard, who was the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship, will become deputy chief of naval operations, plans and strategy, White House spokesman Josh EarnestContinue Reading

Jean-Marie Lawson Spann announces her candidacy for Commissioner of Agriculture  for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky, June 18, 2014 – Jean-Marie Lawson Spann today officially announced her candidacy for the office of Commissioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  In front of an exuberant crowd, Jean-Marie laid out her goals for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  Jean-Marie was introduced by former Kentucky Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet CarolContinue Reading

Thanking Anita Hill

By Kathy Groob, founder ElectWomen On a flight to Philadelphia I couldn’t wait to lift off so I could watch Anita, Speaking Truth to Power, the new documentary film I had downloaded on my iPad. Like so many women in 1991, I was riveted to my television while the nation watched the live Senate hearingsContinue Reading

Bright future for Wendy Davis

By ANNA PALMER and KATIE GLUECK for POLITICO - Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg AbbottContinue Reading

This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

Huffington Post – In the scramble to pinpoint the reason for Jill Abramson’s unceremonious ouster from The New York Times earlier this month, pundits floated countless theories about the players involved. Many of them included descriptions of Abramson tinged with sexist undertones. Her colleagues found her “unpopular.” “Unreasonable.” “Pushy.” Despite the media’s eagerness to paintContinue Reading

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies

(CNN) — Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said. A professor, singer and dancer, Angelou’s work spans several professions. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded herContinue Reading