Building and Mobilizing Women’s Political Power

From the growing gender voting gap to record numbers of women elected to public office to white women’s contribution to white supremacist political movements, women’s place in U.S. politics has never been so hotly debated and contested since the Suffrage Movement of the early 1900s.

In this presentation, Stephanie Nawyn, Co-Director for Academic Programs in the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), highlights some of the key issues in women’s political power in the United States in the last four decades, emphasizing recent developments in the 2018 and 2020 elections.

Newyn explores gender voting patterns, the effects that women have on politics when they run for public office, and the directions where we might see women’s political power move towards in the next several years.