Monthly Archives: November 2009
For years, I’ve been whining about how few women political leaders and elected officials we have in the U.S. – even today. From the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to state legislatures and local school boards, men still dramatically outnumber women. We’re not even close to that magical 33% tipping point where you begin to change the conversation.
By Jennifer Allyn
November 23, 2009
Earlier this month, the White House Project released a report benchmarking women’s leadership in 10 different sectors. The good news is a majority of Americans (89%) are comfortable with women leaders. The bad news is women comprise only 18% of those leaders. Whether it’s business (16%), law (18%), journalism (22%) or the military (11%), women leaders have yet to achieve critical mass. The question is why and what will it take to have a breakthrough in those numbers?
November 20, 2009 The Washington Post by Marie Wilson In spite of Sarah Palin’s prominence as best-selling author, Hillary Clinton’s stature as Secretary of State, and 51% of the workforce now being female, we still face a crisis in women’s leadership, according to The White House Project’s just-published study, Benchmarking Women’s Leadership. The majority of […]
November 20, 2009 Association Bisnow Yesterday, we gathered some of DC’s most powerful females at our Breakfast & Schmooze to talk about where women stand in business. It turned into a truly memorable event; the huge Sequoia restaurant was barely able to contain the numbers and passion. You won’t find Waldo in […]
November 20, 2009 Minnesota Public Radio Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin brings out strong opinions, from people in her own party and from others across the political spectrum. Experts on conservatives and women in politics talk about what Palin’s possible political career means. Guests Ronnee Schreiber: Political science professor at San Diego […]
Women need to fight for what they believe in and help make Minnesota politics more diverse.
About 80 people packed Mary Center in St. Cloud to hear that message Thursday from two Minnesota female politicians. State Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Virginia City Councilor Nevada Littlewolf spoke at Taking YOUR Seat at the Table. The event aimed to encourage women to strive for leadership positions in government and other sectors.
Marie has recenlty jumped back on Twitter. You can follow her at: Twitter.com/twhp
Add @TWHP and stay informed about everything at The White House Project, including our Add Women, Change Michigan event with Geena Davis on November 18, 2009.
November 13, 2009 ABC News by Maureen White and Ari Pinkus In terms of sheer numbers, women now surpass men in the work force, but they’re still lagging far behind their male peers when it comes to cracking those glass ceilings. Women account for just 18 percent of top leadership roles in 10 sectors, including […]
November 10, 2009 by Marie Wilson The Washington Post Over this past year, as we’ve realized our collective economic stability is anything but, more and more people want work with some larger purpose, often involving service. More citizens are volunteering for political campaigns, and, whether it be by design or circumstance, they are using their […]
Africa News November 10, 2009 by Kent Mensah Women representation in Namibia’s parliament might drop from 30.8% to 25% in the 27-28 November polls, forecasts the Gender Links and the Gender and Media Southern African Network (GEMSA)-Namibia. The organizations say the situation is due to the fact that women are seen as “second class citizens”. […]