General Information

Fact Sheets (PDFs)

States with Gender Balance Legislation (2/6/2023)
Political Information and Resources (1/23/2023)
Firsts for Iowa Women in Politics (1/26/2023)

Reports and Research Publications (PDFs)

Gender Balance Legislation at the State and Local Level, by Wendy Jaquet

Going for Gender Balance in Iowa: Will it be Successful? by Rebecca J. Hannagan and Christopher W. Larimer

History of Gender Balance Brief (updated 3/15/2023)

Make Way for Women: Gender Quotas in American Government Under Dominance Feminist Theory (2021), by Muriel Collins

Navigating the Path to Presence: Ideology, Politics, and the Campaign for Gender Balanced Boards and Commissions in Iowa (2019), by Ezra Temko

“Piecemeal” Advocacy, Radical Accomplishments: Adding Normatizing to the Advocacy Toolbox (2022), by Ezra Temko.

Pipeline or Pipedream: Gender Balance Legislation’s Effect on Women’s Presence in State Government (2021), by Shannon McQueen

Recruiting Gender Balanced Boards and Commissions: A Guide for Cities and Counties

Sex Differences, Personality, and Ideology: A Deeper Investigation Via Contexts in a Study of Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing

Who Serves? Gender, Personality and their Impact on Decision-Making Groups in Local Politics, by Rebecca J. Hannagan, Christopher W. Larimer and Matthew V. Hibbing

Women and Civic Engagement in Kansas City, by Barbara A. Kerr, Xanthippe Wedel, Tracy Schmidt and Cassi Donn

Women and Elective Office in Iowa (2023), by Karen M. Kedrowski

The Women’s Foundation Appointments Project®: Best Practices for Civic Boards and Commissions, by Rachel Dicke

2014 Gender Balance Project Results Brief

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