Episode 102 Women Electing Women

Despite being a little more than half of the US population, women are woefully under-represented in powerful political places. Hosts Gina Brillon and Kimberly Brooks explore why women’s representation in state government matters and the possibilities, progress, and limits of having women at all levels of power, especially the ones that often get ignored.

At the heart of The State of: Women are stories that examine policies that enable gender equity or are barriers to it. Today, people are demanding a genuinely representational government. To support this, TSOWpod is uplifting organizations doing vital work to support civic engagement and women’s political leadership. Check out Emerge America’s Candidate Training, Supermajority’s women-to-women organizing strategy, Dancing Hearts Consulting BIPOC power-building programs, and ShePersisted Digital Resilience Toolkit that supports women leaders’ online resilience.

Episode Partners

Emerge America

Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation's premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.


Dancing Hearts Consulting

We are a values-driven political consulting firm of innovative thinkers who bring on-the-ground experience to build a more reflective, responsive and accountable American democracy. We solve complex problems by curating innovative ideas, programs and campaigns that build real political power.


She Persisted

Women in politics will not be safe online until social media platforms clean up their act. All too often, attacks on women in politics are unrestrained, unaccountable, and go unchecked. That’s why we advocate for the creation of better standards for digital platforms, bringing a much-needed gender lens to conversations on disinformation and platform regulations.


How Women Lead

When women are in positions of power & influence, it is better for people, profits, & the planet. We are redefining Women's Leadership in the 21st Century. Our 14,000-strong network of senior executives are claiming their seats in c-suites and corporate boardrooms and as general partners in venture capital firms. We believe that together, we can transform the way the world sees women leaders.

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Coro Fellowship

The Coro Fellows Program develops emerging leaders to work and lead across different sectors by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and networks to accelerate positive change.


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