LEADERSHIP TEAM 2020/2021

 

Lead Officer: Iva Sokolovska

President: Tjorven Sievers

Lead Officer: Inga Banshchikova
 
Lead Officer: Johannah Hamilton

 

Lead Officer: Heather King
Lead Officer: Cassy Inman

 

  

Why Women in Policy?

Look around. Women are severely underrepresented in many institutions.

In Politics:

Within the 2015 U.S. Congress, women make up 19.4% of all senators and representatives.

  • That’s 20 women, or 20%, of 100 seats in the 2015 U.S. Senate.
  • That’s 84 women, or 19.3%, of the 435 seats in the 2014 U. S. House of Representatives.

Of the 100 largest cities in the U. S., 17 of those cities have women mayors.

Within state legislatures in 2015, 24.4% of all state legislators in the U.S. are women.

  • That’s 440, or 22.3%, of the 1,972 state senate seats  across the U.S.
  • That’s 1,364, or 25.2%, of the 5,411 state house or assembly seats across the U.S.
  • Women of color make up 5.4% of the total 7,383 state legislators nationwide

In the Media:

When it comes to reporting the news in 2014, women constitute 32% of all onscreen news coverage. This includes on-camera reporters and anchors.

In 2014, women reporters produced...

  • 35.2% of science news
  • 34.9% of world politics
  • 34.7% of U.S. political news
  • 32.5% of criminal justice news
  • 10.2% of sports news
  • The only areas where women were proportionately represented were education, religion, health and lifestyle news.

In 2014, within the top 5 Sunday morning news talk shows, women made up 26% of all guest opinion-makers and analysts.

In Academia:

In 2015, women held 19.3% of dean positions and 33.1% of associate dean positions

In 2015, women were 23.6% of tenured faculty and 19.0% of full professors at business schools

In 2013, women held nearly half of all tenure-tracked positions. However, women held 37.5% of tenured positions

  • Of non-tenure tracked faculty positions, women held 32.5% of these positions compared to 19.6% for men

In 2013, women were overrepresented in the lowest ranking teaching positions in academic institutions

That's why we exist!

Our goals include:

  1. The education of both association members and the larger community;
  2. Professional development and networking;
  3. Outreach and mentorship.

What does all that mean?

  • We have great events on campus to watch films and discuss women in politics and the media.
  • We have roundtable Q&A sessions with women leaders from the worlds of business, politics, science, and academia.
  • We have networking and career workshops.
  • We help out with awesome conferences on campus.
  • We meet political leaders (like the former governor!) and get to witness a "day in the life."
  • We get to know each other, build friendships and connections, and chat about current events, gender equality, and other fun things.
  • Oh, and occasionally, there's free food, too.

We hope you'll stop by and check us out! We'd love to meet you!