Tag: Women in Politics

11 Women Who Made History This Year

11 Women Who Made History This Year By Talia Lakritz In January, “Pose” star Michaela Jae “Mj” Rodriguez made history as the first trans actor to win a Golden Globe Award. Rodriguez beat out Jennifer Aniston, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Moss, and Christine Baranski to win the award for best actress in a TV drama at the Golden Globes, which were not…

Ketanji Brown Jackson Marks Her Own History

Ketanji Brown Jackson Marks Her Own History Tearfully, Poetically, Powerfully By Erin Spencer Sairam Thursday afternoon, Kamala Harris, the first Black woman to serve as Vice President, presided over the vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court of the United States. After a 53-47 vote, with three Republicans joining all 50 Democrats,…

Iceland’s First Lady Advocates For Gender Equality

First Lady Of Iceland Eliza Reid Advocates For Gender Equality By Cheryl Robinson Around the world, gender equality is a trending topic. Although women and girls make up half the population, the ongoing battle for women’s rights has continued for centuries. In 1945, the United Nations Charter made equality between men and women a fundamental principle to help advance gender equality. Since…

The Boundless Talents Of Stacey Abrams

BY DANA THOMAS When American politician and author Stacey Abrams was an 18-year-old freshman at Spelman College, a historically Black women’s university in Atlanta, Georgia, she laid out her life goals in a spreadsheet. She divided the document into three headings: “Business, Politics, and Ancillary – being love life and other ambitions that can feed into quality of life,” the now-47-year-old…

Trudeau Adds New Faces In Top Roles For Gender-Equal Cabinet

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau announced his new Cabinet on Tuesday and has promoted women in top roles in another gender-balanced Cabinet. Women are now in charge of the ministries of finance, foreign affairs, and defense. By Stéphanie Fillion In a Cabinet of 38 people, including Trudeau, 19 are women. Familiar faces remain integral parts of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet, such…