Category Archives: Features

Tammy Duckworth running for Senate

POLITICO – In a YouTube video posted Monday morning, Illinois Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced her bid for Senate against incumbent GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable and put Illinois’ families and communities first,” she says in a straight-to-camera shot.…Continue Reading

Elle Magazine’s 2015 Top List of Washington Power Women

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – This week, Elle Magazine unveiled its 2015 list of Washington DC’s power women. The list of ten women join an impressive list of powerful alums that include DNC Party Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Senator Susan Collins. A a dinner…Continue Reading

Friday’s Find: Our Disappointing Global Ranking

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – The percentage of women in parliaments (Congress) around globe continues to soar, although only three countries are at 50% or above. Quotas for electing women representatives has improved women’s standing in several countries. Startling to many, The United States is tied at 72nd with Panama, with just shy of twenty…Continue Reading

Women Who Run Things Series Begins This Week on Morning Joe/Morning Mika

MSNBC’s political morning show, Morning Joe, will feature a series this week titled, Women Who Run Things. This morning’s kick-off segment featured Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake discusses the relationship between the city and its police force and if she’s running for Barbara Mikulski’s Senate seat. Tune in weekdays starting at 6 a.m. on MSNBC. The…Continue Reading

POLITICO Exclusive: Kathleen Matthews to run for Maryland Congressional seat held by Chris Van Hollen

POLITICO – Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global-communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), following his announcement yesterday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. A longtime resident of Chevy…Continue Reading

Grow Your Value Contest to Empower Women

Knowing Your Value and Morning Joe Co-Host, Mika Brzezinski, is taking her empowering women theme on the road with a five-state tour and contest titled Grow Your Value.  The contest  requires participants to upload a 60-second video of yourself telling Mika why you deserve a bonus. Mika will personally choose the three finalists who will…Continue Reading

Proof That Women Are the Better Dealmakers in the Senate

New York Times – A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better than men at working together, passing bills and cutting bipartisan deals. Inspired by a recent article in The New York Times about women in…Continue Reading

Oklahoma’s Sally’s List to Hold Powerful Women Lunch March 5th

Sally’s List, the Oklahoma organization dedicated to training and electing progressive women for public office is holding its third annual Powerful Women Luncheon on March 5th featuring former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. This year the organization is celebrating the role of women in leadership with the theme Powerful Women.  Tickets are on sale now: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E244669&id=1. The event…Continue Reading