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Kirsten Gillibrand Really Must Insist That More Women Run For Office
There are currently just 17 women serving in the Senate, and a mere 75 in the House. If the House and Senate were more evenly proportioned, she recently told a donor conference, "We would not be debating contraception. We would be debating the economy."
Gillibrand Works To Elect More Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) packed 70 of her top donors into a conference room overlooking Times Square this week and urged them to give more money and spread the word about three Democratic women who have a good shot at unseating House Republicans.
Today, Women Need To Demand Equal Pay
Today on Equal Pay Day, which highlights the 4.5 extra months women would need to work to earn what men earned in 2011, it’s time to face the reality that the laws put in place to bar gender-based wage discrimination in the U.S. are not working.
Twenty years on, ‘Year of the Woman’ fades
Overall, the number of women elected, while rising through much of the 1990s, has hit a plateau. Advocates are redoubling their efforts to elect more women this fall.
Q&A: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Hillary Clinton In 2016, The 'War On Women,' And More
Once a week, Shift talks one-on-one with some of the world's most powerful and influential women. We begin today with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who tells us she plans to push for a female presidential candidate—Hillary Clinton, namely—in 2016.
Upward trend of female candidates for Congress
The roster of congressional candidates for the 2012 elections is taking shape and one trend is emerging: 2012 could be another Year of the Woman. This year a notable number of candidates are running that could send a wave of female lawmakers to Congress.
It's Up To Women To Elect Pro-Choice Candidates in 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand, The Huffington Post
The only way we're going to re-elect President Obama and elect a pro-choice majority in Congress is if women make their voices heard this year, vote for pro-choice candidates in November and bring a surge of women candidates into Congress.
Women In Politics: Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senator For NY
Amanda Pouchot, The Levo League
Women are the future of this country and Senator Gillibrand is going to ensure that we all get more active (as in, vote!) and become more vocal about the issues we care about.
Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012
Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post
Seven female senators are up for reelection in 2012, and only one of them is a Republican. Five more women running for Senate are expected to be their party's nominees.
Engineering Is the Way to Bring Jobs Back to America
Penny Herscher, The Huffington Post
We are facing an ongoing threat to America's global economic leadership and increasing the number of engineers in our workforce is one powerful way we can change our destiny as a country.
First Women's Economic Summit Held At NYU
Jill Miller Zimon, Writes Like She Talks
I can’t think of anyone who is doing more than U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is to transform women’s numbers and talents and skills and potential into action that improves life for all of us.
Inspiring Financial Empowerment of Women
Sara Manzano-Diaz, dol.gov
I hear it everywhere I go, from family and friends to colleagues and neighbors: The empowerment and development of women and girls can positively improve the economic prosperity of millions of women, American families and our economy.
Where's Rosie The Riveter? Inspiration From Senator Gillibrand's Women's Empowerment Summit
Amanda Pouchot, LevoLeague
“If we, the United States are going to out innovate, out create and out do our competitors, we are only going to be successfully able to do that with WOMEN leading the way.” – Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
I’m a Kirsten Gillibrand groupie.
Kirsten, Debbie & Gabby: 'In Friendship We Trust'
Julie Pippert, Momocrats
When I see action coming from Congress that is true grassroots beneficial legislation, time and again it seems to come from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
More Women in Senate, but Seats Are at Risk
It is the greatest number of female incumbents ever up for re-election in the Senate, and would be among the highest number of nominees ever, which could add up to a banner year for women in the deliberative — and testosterone-infused — legislative body.
[VIDEO] TODAY: Sen. Gillibrand: Women are 'untapped economic engine'
The Today Show
Senator Gillibrand on The Today Show to discuss women's economic empowerment and the need for a new generation of Rosei The Riveters.
Mentoring Program Serves Young Women In Business
A new program to boost the number of women in corporate boardrooms is tapping 100 executives from top businesses in New York to mentor young women.
What It Takes To Run For Office
Strong women don’t have a reputation for keeping quiet. But in running our communities and country, our voices still aren’t loud enough.
In Friendship We Trust
When Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head nearly a year ago, few thought she would survive. But with the help of two unwavering friends who never stopped believing in her, she did.
Conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Marianne Schnall, Feminist.com
Marianne Schnall interviewed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about her Off The Sidelines effort to get more women involved in public life.
Exclusive: Senator Gillibrand’s Call to Action
Marianne Schnall, Women's Media Center
Like the national appeal to Rosie the Riveter during World War II, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is asking women to move “Off the Sidelines” to the center of decision making and power in the United States.
Event Reinforces Ways Women Create Change
Karyn Korteling, Syracuse.com
Gillibrand’s forum made one thing clear: Women are ready, willing and able to take part in our economic recovery.
Equality Is Good For Business
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat & Chronicle
Every day, American women make incredible contributions to our economy, but we are just starting to scratch the surface of women's economic potential.
Gillibrand seeks to empower women in business
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand called for a revival of the "Rosie the Riveter" campaign Friday to galvanize women to become economically empowered during a round-table discussion with local female business owners and entrepreneurs.
Clinton Calls Women Key To Fueling Asian US Economic Growth
Clinton cited a study by consultants McKinsey & Co. that found that approximately 1/4 of U.S. GDP is attributable to productivity gains tied to the rise of women in the U.S. workplace over the last 40 years, from holding 37% of all jobs, to 48%.
[VIDEO] PBS's To The Contrary
PBS's To The Contrary discusses Senator Gillibrand's Off The Sidelines campaign to get more women involved in the issues they care about.
91 Years Later, We All Have To Carry The Torch
Kirsten Gillibrand, The Huffington Post
In an era when women occupy corner offices, serve as Supreme Court justices and travel the world representing America as our Secretary of State, it is easy to forget that it's been less than a century since we won the right to vote.
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
They are politicians, CEOs, bankers, cultural icons, billionaires and entrepreneurs. A fresh look at power as reach and influence.
Skilled, savvy women can rescue our sagging economy
Gail Sheehy, USA Today
Kirsten Gillibrand is 44 years old, a rising star in Congress, mother of two, and determined to wake women up. The New York senator believes it is vital that women's economic potential be unleashed to bring the country out of its economic malaise.
Gillibrand Agrees With New Yorkers Who Want to See More Women in Office
David Freedlander, NY Observer
Earlier today we reported on the results of a Quinnipiac poll that showed New Yorkers wanted more women in elected office. This news cheered Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has launched an effort called Off the Sidelines dedicated to ensuring that happens.
What men can learn from women about leadership in the 21st century
Carol Kinsey Goman, Washington Post
Women employ a more participative leadership style, are more likely to share information and power, and have strong relational skills that make them seem empathic to their staffs.
Gillibrand Strengthens NYC & Wisconsin Alliance
Job Party USA
Upon my return home to Wisconsin to help with the recalls, I was particualrly excited to see a powerful voice joining the effort from my adopted home in New York: Senator Gillibrand.
Gillibrand Gets Off The Sidelines for Wisconsin Recall Elections
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is getting involved in the effort as part of her initiative to get more women involved in politics.
Total Recall: EMILY's List and Sen. Gillibrand make closing arguments in Wisconsin
The recalls in Wisconsin have been unprecedented for numerous reasons, but one that hasn't received much attention is the fact that women are running in five out of six of the recall races.
Would Having More Women At The Negotiating Table Have Helped Democrats Get A Better Debt Ceiling Deal?
Madeline Meth, Think Progress
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose campaign, Off the Sidelines, seeks to engage more women in the political process, suggests that women ”tend to be more results-oriented and less concerned with getting the credit.”
On The Verge Of Taking Back The Wisconsin State Senate
Erica Sagrans, EMILYs List blog
EMILY's List supporters are hitting the doors and phones in Wisconsin. And this weekend, they'll be fanning out into key recall districts on the ground in Wisconsin, showing that when women fight back, we can win big.
Let's Send 5 Democratic Women To The Wisconsin State Senate
Kirsten Gillibrand, Huffington Post
That's why I created Off The Sidelines, a new effort to serve as a rallying cry to mobilize women and urge them to make their voices heard. The best way to ensure that our values are represented is if we run and win and represent them ourselves.
Abrams, Gillibrand's first judicial pick, nominated to bench
President Obama on Thursday nominated Ronnie Abrams, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell, to serve as a judge in the Southern District of New York. Abrams' nomination marks the first time Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has recommended a judicial nominee.
Sarah Jessica Parker: I Don't Know How She Does It
This fall, Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a frazzled and overextended wife, mother and career woman in the film I Don’t Know How She Does It. It’s a part, the actress says, that’s probably closest to her real life. So, how does she do it?
Women’s Group Puts New Candidates on ‘List’
EMILY's List awarded three more female House candidates its early seal of approval Monday.
The Feministing Five: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Gillibrand is an outspoken supporter of reproductive rights and of LGBT rights. She has campaigned for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the extension of marriage rights to same sex couples, and in March of this year.
A Senator Looks for More Women in Office
“I have been very troubled” about the slowdown in women’s participation in public life, she told me, and that was why she introduced a national campaign, called Off the Sidelines, to fire them up.
Aspiring Politicos Vie for County Seats
It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for New York politicians: the names Weiner and Kruger have recently been added to the list of elected officials who are associated with scandal.
Girl Power Wins At Google's First Science Fair
The New York Times Bits blog
If Google’s first science fair is any indication, the top scientists of the future will be women. Google has announced the fair’s winners, and they are all young women.
LVMH Pledges to Hire More Women in Senior Executive Positions
It's a commonly held perception that the fashion industry is dominated by women. But if you look at the upper levels of the business side, this is far from the case.
Why Kirsten Gillibrand Wants You to Run for Office
Abigail Pesta , Marie Claire
The number of women in Congress has declined for the first time in decades. The junior senator from New York wants to change that.
Albany sees fewer female lawmakers
Tom Precious , The Buffalo News
There's a reason the power sessions in Albany are called "three men in a room." Women are not invited.
A Woman’s Place
Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?
Senator Gillibrand Wants You
Cynthia Kounaris, The Huffington Post
If you're a woman.
She wants us women to get in the political game -- which is why she created her new organization, Off the Sidelines.
Two Years of Economic Recovery, Women Lose Jobs, Men Find Them
Pew Research Center
The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women. From June 2009-May 2011, men gained 768k jobs and women, by contrast, lost 218k jobs.
VIDEO: Jennifer Granholm on MSNBC discussing Kirsten's call for more women in politics
On July 7, 2011, Jennifer Granholm was on MSNBC to discuss Kirsten's call for women to get off the sidelines and involved in politics.
Gillibrand's Bipartisan Partisan Pitch To Women
“I want to try to help get more women engaged so that their voices can be better heard in electoral politics,” Gillibrand explained last month. “I believe that enough women aren’t off the sidelines fight for the things they care about."
VIDEO: Kirsten on Hardball to discuss the need for more women in public life
On July 6, 2011, Kirsten was on Hardball with Rep. Kathy Hochul to discuss the importance of more women getting into politics.
Google Exec Marissa Mayer Explains Why There Aren't More Girl Geeks
The Huffington Post
Google's Marissa Mayer on why there aren't more women tech geeks: “The #1 most important thing we can do to increase the number of women in tech is to show a multiplicity of different role models."
Congress with a woman's touch
W.W., The Economist
The New York Times reports on the campaign of Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, to encourage more American women to run for political office.
Keep Doing What You're Doing, Senator Gillibrand
The Times reports that Gillibrand has launched a campaign called Off the Sidelines, "to mobilize women across the country..."
A Gillibrand Campaign: More Women in Politics
Ray Hernandez, The New York Times
Now, Ms. Gillibrand has begun a campaign, called Off the Sidelines, to mobilize women across the country as evidence emerges that the slow but steady progress made by women in elective politics has begun to stall.
Clinton Says African Economies Would Fail Without Women’s Toil
Flavia Krause-Jackson, Bloomberg
Hillary Clinton’s speech was met with silence from the male-dominated envoys at the African Union as she criticized the continents aging autocrats. The mood changed when the U.S. Secretary of State turned her attention to women.
It's Time For Congress To Act On The Paycheck Fairness Act
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand , The Huffington Post
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked up to 1.6 million women from suing Walmart for sex discrimination in a class action lawsuit.
Personal Democracy Forum: Women Out Front
Morra Aarons Mele, Blogher
Senator Gillibrand spoke to the crowd about her commitment to using the Internet to make politicians (including herself) more accountable to voters.
RIP Laura Ziskin
RIP Laura Ziskin: trailblazing film producer, founder of Stand Up To Cancer and inspiration to women everywhere.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: We Need To Get Women Off The Sidelines
Donna Schwartz Mills, Momocrats
"Too many women are sitting on the sidelines today and ...they are not engaged…too many women think that politics doesn’t relate to them," Senator Gillibrand said on a conference call with women political bloggers yesterday.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "Too Many American Women Are Sitting On The Sidelines"
Robin Marty, Care2
"Too many women are sitting on the sidelines today, and are not getting engaged. Many women think their votes don't matter. That couldn't be further from the truth," Gillibrand stated in a conference call with bloggers.
Video: Kirsten on Morning Joe discussing women making their voices heard
Kirsten spoke on Morning Joe about the need for women to get off the sidelines.
Empowering America's Women
Kirsten Gillibrand, The Huffington Post
In honor of Mother's Day, Kirsten wrote at The Huffington Post about the importance of passing pay equity and getting women engaged at every level of public life.
Electing Change: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Getting Progressive Women Into Office
Suzanne Reismann, BlogHer
On Tuesday, May 3, I tuned into a discussion between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. When I tuned into the discussion, Sen. Gillibrand and Schriock were discussing the importance of electing more women to office.
Video: "EMILY’s List Live" Chat with Stephanie Schriock & Sen. Gillibrand
Kirsten chatted live on Facebook with EMILY's List president Stephanie Schriock.
Paycheck Fairness: Progress for America's Women and Economic Security For the Middle Class
Kirsten Gillibrand, The Huffington Post
It is time to recognize that the women's movement is stalled. We have spent the last decade fighting to protect the hard fought gains of my mother's generation. This is not good enough. We need to be moving forward.
Video: Kirsten Gillibrand speaking about women in power at the Women In The World conference
Kirsten spoke with Tina Brown and Mika Brzezinski at The Daily Beast's Women In The World summit about the need for women to get off the sidelines.
Kirsten Gillibrand: More women in politics
Karin Tanage, Politico
Kirsten Gillibrand participated in a live chat on the Daily Beast’s website about the need for more women in power.
Women in the World Live Chat Series: Senator Gillibrand
Ronnie Cho, The Daily Beast
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke with The Daily Beast's Ronnie Cho about the 2011 Women in the World summit, and why we need more women in power now more than ever.
White House Issues Report on Women in America
Sheryl Stolberg, NYTimes.com
Women have higher graduation rates than men at all academic levels and by 2019 they are projected to account for 60 percent of all American undergraduates. But at all levels of education, women still earn only 75 percent of what men earn.
Gillibrand attends the BlogHer conference, stresses organization
Eric Kuhn, CNN.com
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand met with a group of 25 of the web's top female political bloggers Friday evening as part of the BlogHer Conference, a two-day gathering of 2,400 female bloggers.