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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  December 11, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  November 20, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  November 6, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  October 23, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

'You Should Be at Home With Your Son'

Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  October 9, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

Black, Female and Serving the Public: A Conversation With the Lawmaker Fighting Statehouse Discrimination

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  July 10, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

The Female Mayor Who Doesn't Want to Talk About Being a Woman

At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  June 21, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

Her Accusations Ended His Political Career. Here's What She Wants You to Know Now.

"I have fantastic male colleagues who stood by me and defended me," says Colorado Rep. Faith Winter.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  May 22, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

How Women Can Win Their Races This Year

Gender equity advocates are excited about the prospect of a record number of women running for office. But Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, says running isn't good enough.

By Natalie Delgadillo  |  May 8, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

She's a Social Worker First, Mayor Second

Rosalynn Bliss says social work keeps her grounded as a politician. That, and meditation.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  April 24, 2018
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The 23%: Conversations With Women in Government

The Woman Leading Hollywood's Prosecution of Powerful Men

Jackie Lacey says she didn't realize how tough she was until she ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  April 10, 2018
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