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We Make More Effective Congresspeople (When We Manage to Get Elected)

Regardless of party affiliation, congressional women deliver more federal projects to their home districts and sponsor and co-sponsor more legislation than their male colleagues. In a study that was recently published in The American Journal of Political Science, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Chicago attributed women's political success not to some innate political instinct but to the fact that it's really hard for us to get elected (there are currently 360 men and 75 women in the House; 83 men and 17 women in the Senate). They theorize that women feel immense pressure to measure up, so instead of meeting expectations, we surpass them.

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Have You Heard of iVOW?

One of our newest board members, Jenni Prisk , Founder of Prisk Communications, Chairwoman of the Association of the California Commission on the Status of Women, President of the

Women politicians more effective than men?

Turns out you can add politics to the list of things that women do better than men. It’s a long list. The Daily Beast reports on a new study that

Clinton Tells African Leaders Economies Would Fail Without Women’s Toil

Hillary Clinton’s speech was met with silence from the male-dominated envoys at the African Union as she criticized the continents aging autocrats. The mood changed when the U.S. Secretary of

Hilda Solis

Hilda Lucia Solis is the 25th United States Secretary of Labor, serving in the Obama administration. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve in the California State Senate

Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Women in Politics

During chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Playbook Breakfast with Politico’s Mike Allen June 16, 2011, the conversation turned to what Democrats are doing to increase the number of women in politics.