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In Virginia, Women Ran and Women Won

The election in Virginia has proven to be a tipping point for women in state legislatures.

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Representative Kay Khan - Women Making a Difference in Politics Award

Representative Kay Khan didn’t take what most would consider the traditional path into politics. As a girl, she was inspired by her mother’s leadership and strong voice in the PTA—a voice that would eventually lead her mother to testify on child nutrition before Senator Hubert Humphrey and Congress. 

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Senator Sally Doty - Women Making a Difference in Politics Award

Running for political office was always on Mississippi Senator Sally Doty’s to-do list.

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Collaboration, Wisdom-Sharing Highlight Southeastern Women's Leadership Seminar

Twenty women legislators from 14 primarily southern states convened in Winston-Salem, N.C. for leadership training, advice sharing and discussions about economic development.

Twenty women legislators from 14 primarily southern states convened in Winston-Salem, N.C. for leadership training, advice sharing and discussions about economic development.

 

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NCSL’s Women’s Legislative Network Seeks Women to Honor and Govern

At a time when women are still an underrepresented minority in state houses across the country—just 24 percent of legislators are women—the Women's Legislative Network of NCSL offers workshops and policy briefings to help them be effective in their jobs and learn from one another

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Senator Sandra Williams: Women Making a Difference Winner

Senator Sandra Williams comes to the Ohio Legislature with an interesting background: She was an administrative assistant in the U.S. Army Reserves, a corrections and probation officer for years in Cleveland, a youth parole officer, and a legislative aide to Representative Annie Key of Cleveland, a background that demonstrates her commitment to the Cleveland community.

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 Representative Marcy Toepel: Women Making a Difference Winner

Representative Marcy Toepel not only loves her position in the Pennsylvania House but also loves spending time with her large family or taking a break from the stress of session to be outdoors either gardening or in the parks in her county.

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SCOTUS Victory for Employees in Employment Discrimination Deadline Case

Under federal employment discrimination laws, timelines are short and decisive. But if such timelines aren’t forgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court is.

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Representative Valencia Stovall: Women Making a Difference Winner

Speaking with Representative Valencia Stovall it is easy to see she is passionate about her community and a few targeted passions boil to the surface with vigor.

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Senator Sue Rezin: Women Making a Difference Winner

Among Senator Sue Rezin's many accomplishments is establishing the Grundy County summer high school project-based internship program, supporting the local community colleges to implement a curriculum that will directly flood the employment pipeline to the local chemical and energy corridor.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.