Additional Research

From Voting to Running for Political Office: The Role of Women in Midwestern Politics (PDF)
Dianne Bystrom, 2006

Iowa Women in Leadership: Phase II (June 2016) (PDF)
Iowa Women in Leadership: Policies, Practices, and Statistics (Oct. 2014) (PDF)
Reports resulting from a collaborative study by Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), Nexus Executive Women’s Alliance, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University and Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.

A report prepared by the Iowa Women’s Leadership Project (IWLP) that includes recommended action steps to advance the status of Iowa’s women and girls.

The Election of Julia Addington: An Accidental Milestone in Iowa Politics (PDF)
Cheryl Mullenbach, 2007
This article originally appeared in the fall 2007 issue of Iowa Heritage Illustrated. Copyright State Historical Society. Used with permission.

What it will take for women to win
Amanda Ripley for POLITICO Women Rule, June 12, 2017 (includes interviews with Ready to Run Iowa 2017 participants).

Why women don’t run for office
Jamie Boschma for POLITICO Women Rule, June 12, 2017.

Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being (PDF)
A report prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration and the Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget for the White House Council on Women and Girls, March 2011.

Women of the United States and United Nations: Rhetorical Comparisons of Political Communications in International Politics (PDF)
Kate Tindall, 2014
This research was conducted as part of Tindall’s undergraduate student internship with the Catt Center, working on the Archives of Women’s Political Communication.

Woodrow Wilson’s Conversion Experience: The President and the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment
Beth Behn, 2012
A doctoral dissertation that examines the forces – including the National American Woman Suffrage Association, led by Carrie Chapman Catt, and the National Woman’s Party, led by Alice Paul – that pressured President Woodrow Wilson to move from a staunch opponent to a federal woman suffrage amendment to an active advocate; also more fully integrates the suffragists and anti-suffragists into American political history.

See also the reports and publications on gender balance legislation.

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