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Research Findings on the Power of Women Leaders

To the celebrated mantra, "Strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them," I propose an addition: "May we lead like them." As we celebrate Women's History Month, here are four fascinating research findings on the power of women leaders.

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House, Senate GOP Trade Insults as Reform Fight Stalls Judicial Elections

In another Statehouse showdown, South Carolina’s House speaker is blaming senators for blocking the elections of 24 circuit court judges who oversee criminal proceedings across the state, plus the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court. Senate leaders contend it’s just a delay.

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Compulsory Voting Can Reduce Political Polarization in the U.S., According to UB Study

Introducing compulsory voting in the United States and other majoritarian democracies, with meaningful and enforceable penalties for abstention, has the potential to reduce political polarization and protect democratic institutions from anti-democratic threats, according to a groundbreaking paper published by a University at Buffalo political philosopher.

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Congressional Leaders Reintroduce Bipartisan Protect Black Women and Girls Act

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a bill that would establish a task force to examine the conditions and experiences of Black women and girls in America. Democratic Reps. Robin Kelly (Ill.), Yvette Clarke (N.Y.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.) — co-chairs of the Caucus on Black Women and Girls — joined Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) in reintroducing the Protect Black Women and Girls Act on Wednesday, more than two years after it was first introduced. 

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Breaking Through the Self-Doubt That Keeps Talented Women from Leading

Women are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification—the lasting damage of a lifetime of gender stereotypes. Studies by Katherine Coffman show how employers could use simple-yet-powerful approaches to empower women to pursue senior roles and bring more talent to companies.