There is only one parliament in the world where women outnumber men—and it’s in Africa. Women make up 64 percent of the Rwandan parliament (LBHO-DATA-1). To put that in perspective, Sweden’s parliament is 44 percent women, and the United States’ national legislature is 19 percent women.  The path to gender parity in Rwanda was … Continue reading Women in Rwanda: The Truth about Gender Equality
Henry Kissinger. Colin Powell. Brent Scowcroft. These are names closely associated with the U.S. national security field. There are extraordinary women included in this list – such as Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice – that have their contributions to national security sometimes overlooked because they are women. Although women have made incredible strides in the … Continue reading Working as a Woman in National Security
It is the start of a new year. I am reenergized, filled with hope, and excited for the uncertainty of the year ahead. I have several new goals for 2017 in a year that is sure to be full of change. I will move to a new place and start a new job this year, … Continue reading It’s 2017, so get up and do something to empower women!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the most beloved world leaders today. During an interview with the Huffington Post at the 2016 NATO summit, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev attributed Canada’s increased “new government” to Trudeau’s leadership. “I love him. I admire him. He is a wonderful young leader of this planet. He’s an exceptional … Continue reading Trudeaun’t Deny Women Their Rights
With an expansive media industry and the largest economy in the world, the United States of America is undoubtedly a powerful country. American freedoms and opportunities attract people from all over the world to immigrate in search of the American dream. This dream may become a reality for some, but women may face more challenges … Continue reading Women in Politics: The Low Levels of Lady Leaders
It’s Wednesday morning, November 9th at around 11:30 am, and I’m sitting on my couch still in my pajamas, with puffy, red, tear-filled eyes. I’m exhausted and sad and deflated and confused. My eyes are at a level of red and puffy you get after hearing the faint sound of the flute start to play … Continue reading The America We Are and the America We Want to Be
Men and women are considered to have different strengths when it comes to politics—women make better compromisers while men take more risks. The problem is that we don’t see many women represented in political positions, particularly in positions where the woman has to be appointed. Over the summer I lived in Taiwan during the inauguration … Continue reading Political Gender Gap under Female Presidents: Taiwan