The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 35 is a collection of top stories and trending topics.
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The following are top picks and trending topics on gc4women.org news:
1. More Women Than Ever Elected to Congress in 2020
The outcome of the 2020 election has made one thing crystal clear: women on both sides of the political aisle have won big.
So far, women candidates have secured 134 Congressional seats, including 102 Democrats and 32 Republicans, which is an all-time record.
The number of women in Congress has steadily climbed since 1981, when just 17 women served in both the House and Senate. In the 2018 midterms, an impressive 127 women were elected. Experts thought that spike may have been an anomaly, but the latest results demonstrate otherwise, according to experts. Read more here.
2. How Women Powered Nigeria’s #ENDSARS Movement
Damilola Odufuwa has always been passionate about women’s rights in Nigeria. In 2018, she founded Wine and Whine, an organization to help women foster professional networking opportunities, alongside Odunayo Eweniyi, one of Nigeria’s trailblazing tech entrepreneurs and the COO of the app PiggyVest. Wine and Whine was very successful, and Odufuwa and Eweniyi felt inspired to start a new venture with a focus “on education, financial freedom and representation of women in public office.” Read more here.
3. Common Winter Beauty Problems—and How to Fix Them
Winter beauty woes getting you down? Dropping temperatures can cause skin to change—and not always for the better. Some of the top experts in the beauty biz ensure you have everything you need to glow through the upcoming winter. Read more here.
4. Tracee Ellis Ross And Glennon Doyle On Owning Your Power
Trend-setting actress Tracee Ellis Ross and best-selling author Glennon Doyle are cut from the same cloth—or, were made in the same cauldron soup, as Ross would put it. Both women are founders—Ross of haircare brand Pattern Beauty and Doyle of non-profit Together Rising—known for using their platforms to spark conversation and make a difference in the spaces they occupy. And both are extremely honest.
In an virtual conversation for the Forbes 2020 Power Women’s Summit—that felt more like an intimate FaceTime heart-to-heart between two old friends—Doyle’s first question for Ross was straight to the point: “We have to do these things, we have to show up still, but how are you doing withthis ‘Covid world’?” Read more here.