Do our leaders reflect the diversity of our people? Insights and analysis on gender and representation in federal positions.

Climate protest in Canberra, Australia

The transformative action that is desperately needed on climate and energy can only be realized with more diverse and inclusive leadership.

Evidence shows that improving women’s representation in government, public policy, and society can increase life satisfaction for women and men alike.

We asked female congressional candidates to share lessons from the campaign and takeaways from their experiences running for office. Here are some of their insights.

The derision of Latinas/os and Latin American immigrants has been a central and calculated strategy of the Trump administration from the infamous 2015 campaign announcement maligning Mexican immigrants as “criminals” and “rapists”.

Midterm votes are still being tallied, and women are predicted to increase their overall share of state legislature seats from 25.4% to as much as 38% across the country. Next year, at least 2,019 women will serve in state legislative offices exceeding the previous record of 1,879 women serving simultaneously set in 2018. This incorporation is vital for the important policies being debated and adopted in these legislatures, and for changing the workplace culture of legislatures. Women’s caucuses at the state level are one effective vehicle for ensuring that gender equity issues are included in state political agendas and that institutional norms expand to embrace women as equal partners in policymaking.