Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: “Remember the Ladies”

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Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment!


Jeannette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to Congress on April 2nd, 1917.

It has been another week of headlines about the coronavirus and its impact on the healthcare system, the economy and our daily lives.

Each week also brings reminders of the women who have worked so hard for the rights we now enjoy and the incredible women leaders among us.

March 31st was the anniversary of Abigail Adams‘ letter to her husband, written in 1776, admonishing him to remember the ladies:

I long to hear that you have declared an independency—and by the way in the…

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