Story County, home to Iowa State University, is the first of Iowa’s 99 counties with an all-female board of supervisors. Lisa Heddens, who was serving her ninth term in the state House of Representatives, was appointed to the board on June 13. She joins board chair Linda Murken and Lauris Olson. “It’s an honor to … Continue reading Story County first all-female board of supervisors in Iowa
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics represents Iowa State University on a statewide coalition that is planning a yearlong celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. “The Catt Center is honored to join women leaders from across the state to celebrate … Continue reading Iowa to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage in 2020
New research by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics finds women raised more funds than men in 2018’s Iowa legislative races. Of the top 25 fundraisers, 15 were women. Iowa elected a record number of women to the state legislature in 2018, and the Catt Center’s research shows that strong fundraising helped … Continue reading Iowa women surpass men in political fundraising
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics will analyze how gender dynamics come into play during presidential candidate appearances at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The findings will be reported on the new Navigating Gender in Iowa blog. “We hope to learn more about the strategies used by women running for the presidency … Continue reading Blog to analyze gender and politics at the Iowa State Fair
The Leadership Studies Program took its fifth annual study abroad trip to Stockholm, Sweden, May 15-June 8. This year, 19 undergraduate students took part in the program. The trip is supported by scholarships administered through the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. “Leadership is not about knowing, it is about doing,” said Tony … Continue reading Students travel to Sweden to study global leadership and gender
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, students and alumni: Cameron Beatty, who taught for the Leadership Studies Program from 2013-2016 as a graduate assistant and lecturer, and Amber Manning-Ouellette, a leadership studies lecturer from 2015-2018, recently were awarded a $6,625 grant … Continue reading Of note: News about center faculty, students and alumni
On April 1, investigative journalist Florence George Graves visited Iowa State University as the 2019 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. She discussed sexual misconduct in politics and her investigations that led to the forced removal of an elected official and legislation.