6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success

While every woman's path to achieving political leadership and influencing public policy is different, these rules help women get on the right track, argues Rebecca Sive in this excerpt from "Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide." (WOMENSENEWS)-- No. 1: Here's number one: if you want to be a winner, you have to want it really bad. My dear friend, neighbor and longtime mentor Ilana Diamond Rovner, the first female judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has a … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Ponders White House Run!

Clintons Celebrate 'Female Empowerment' as Hillary Ponders White House Run Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is welcomed to the stage by her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative on Monday in New York. | Mark Lennihan/ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to 'female empowerment' around the globe as the former secretary of state … [Read more...]

Marina wanted to a NUN, ended up in the Sea of Brazil

The Brazilian Socialist Party plans to launch environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, a senior party official said on Saturday. The PSB, as the party is known, has agreed to rally around a Silva candidacy after she pledged to honor the party's program and its regional alliances, said Beto Albuquerque, a party congressman from the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. "She will be the PSB … [Read more...]

CREATING A CAREER that MATTERS, Sept 26,27 & 28

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Hibaaq Osman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this brave, envisioned activist and woman leader. Forging new paths for Arab Women, this powerhouse is the founder of KARAMA, RISING FOR DIGNITY; advancing women advancement, rights and human dignity in the Arab world.         WOMAN of ACTION™     Hibaaq Osman "Democracy without women is hypocrisy"         Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist, with … [Read more...]

Rona Ambrose – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life the youngest Canadian ever to sit in the Cabinet, one that has reached above most in the corporate world among women and has thrived, leading in a world traditionally worked by men. As a leader among women, one of her passions dictates that improving the prospects of young women in Canada, namely 'education, financial literacy, internships, safety and business leadership with a special focus on honour killings, Aboriginal women … [Read more...]

PMO on the resignation from Cabinet of Senator Marjory LeBreton

July 4, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the resignation from Cabinet of Senator Marjory LeBreton: "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank Senator Marjory LeBreton for her years of exemplary service to Canada. "From our first day in office through to today, Senator LeBreton has contributed her wise counsel, exceptional work ethic, and unrivalled institutional knowledge, and in so doing has made a tremendous … [Read more...]

Indigenous Women in Latin America must Take Action!

May 2013 – Indigenous peoples in Latin America have undergone an unprecedented mobilization in the past 20 years, but political participation, particularly among women, is still low, the United Nations said in a new report released today. Intercultural Citizenship – Contributions from the political participation of indigenous peoples in Latin America, released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), cites several factors that have helped boost the political participation of indigenous peoples … [Read more...]

Women and Democracy: Past, Present, Future

Women Mobilizing the Third Wave of Democratization For the past twenty-five years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of women who are politically mobilized, a trend that has coincided with the so-called Third Wave of Democratization. These “notes for discussion” address two basic questions: What is the impact of women’s mobilization on the process of democratization? How has the process of democratization affected women’s movements and agendas? The analysis is … [Read more...]

Paraguay, Kuña Pyrenda celebrates, “introducing the feminine element into the political debate.”

Business magnate Horacio Cartes won Paraguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning his powerful center-right Colorado Party to power after the left's brief spell ended in impeachment last year. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed peaceful general elections in Paraguay that attracted wide participation, reiterating the United Nations’ willingness to work with the newly elected authorities and people in the South American country. General elections were held in Paraguay on 21 … [Read more...]

Chhavi Rajawat – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this young woman, one that was willing to Take Action and dive into the world of politics, so to better the lives of her family, friends and neighbors inside her hometown ... and with her courage and vision, a town that is only now 'on the map'.  This is a true grassroots celebration, of one woman creating positive change in our world, as the youngest woman in history to act as a sarpanch in … [Read more...]

Bachelet’s Closing Statement at the 57th Session CSW

Madame Chair, Excellencies and distinguished delegates, Colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, Greetings to all of you as we conclude this historic 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. It has been an intensive past two weeks. We have witnessed one of the highest levels of participation from Member States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and colleagues from the United Nations. I must start by expressing my appreciation to all of you. I would … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet stepping down as UN Women’s chief

United Nations: UN Women's chief Michelle Bachelet has decided to step down, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued at United Nations. "Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as executive director of UN Women," Ban said in the statement issued by his spokesman. Bachelet, a former Chilean president, is the first UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, which was established on July 2, 2010 by the UN General … [Read more...]

Dilma Vana Rousseff – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of South America's greatest women leaders. This woman, an inspiration to all women, a survivor of some of life's greatest challenges, leads the way in positive change for all in many areas of life including becoming the first female elected President of her country, Brazil.  JOIN US here in our Celebration Tribute to one of our world's women leaders, trailing the path for Positive Change!       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Linda Lowen, Will 2013 Be a Groundbreaking Year for Women?

How are things shaping up for women in 2013? Are the headlines from the first two weeks of the new year any indication of what's to come? We saw lots of firsts in the 2012 election, with most of them having to do with the religion, sexual orientation and gender of winning candidates. says The Fix, Chris Chillizza. Below are the ones we have cobbled together. What did we miss? The comments section awaits. (And we will include the best ones in future updates.) First president … [Read more...]

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