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To Protect Black Women and Save America From Itself, Elect Black Women

One-hundred years ago, women finally gained the right to vote through the 19th Amendment. But it’s taken much longer for women—specifically, Black women—to be granted a seat at the cultural and political table of America. Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress (in 1968) and the first woman and African American to seek …

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Women Political Leaders Key to ‘More Equal and Caring Societies’

When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of a new report from Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. The report comes as many female-led countries have fared much better than some male-led nations in tackling COVID-19, raising …

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The Evolution of Women’s Leadership

In October 2008, the Royal Barrière Hotel in Deauville, France, was the backdrop for the annual conference of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. I’d attended the conference before and had found it earnest and sedate, in keeping with the luxurious but faux-historic venue (the original hotel having been bombed to rubble during …

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Stereotypes and Double Standards: A Candid Look at Women in Politics

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel made international news in 2013 after Karl Lagerfeld criticised her dress sense, I wondered whether women leaders, especially those in politics, would ever be rid of stereotypes and double standards. I thought if she’s reached these heights and is still subject to this superficial rubbish, how will any of us …

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Pathways to Power

Pathways to Power

Join us August 18 for the second part of an exciting new virtual coaching and mentoring workshop. In partnership with She Should Run, SCWIL is hosting, Pathways to Power to encourage you to develop and implement a personal plan to activate your leadership. Session 2: Building Networks, will take place: Tuesday, August 18 • 12 …

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