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Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina speaks at the New England Council's "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, N.H., Feb. 10, 2015. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)

Carly Fiorina finds something nice to say on Clinton

04/13/15 02:01PM

Carly Fiorina is positioning herself as the GOP’s alternative to Hillary Clinton, criticizing her at every turn and vowing to stop the former Secretary of State from using the “woman card” in 2016. But on Monday’s “Morning Joe,” even Fiorina couldn’t deny part of Clinton’s so-called woman card: “Of course Hillary Clinton has opened doors for... read more

The leading lady of Houston

The leading lady of Houston

04/10/15 11:09AM

When Annise Parker was first elected mayor of Houston in 2009, people balked that a deep south city was the first to elect an openly gay Mayor. Texans weren't--they had already elected Parker to office six times. Today, she’s one of only three female mayors of a major U.S. city. Married in California and mother of four adopted kids, she&... watch

Women in Politics: College Edition – Whitman College

04/02/15 11:14AM

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Ariel Koren has been nominated to represent the University of Pennsylvania as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging... read more

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 24, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

The failed Senate bid that haunts Fiorina’s 2016 ambitions

03/31/15 11:12AM

Carly Fiorina says she's all but certain to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, spinning a business career and one previous political foray -- challenging California Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010 -- to argue she’s the ideal candidate to take on another powerful Democratic woman in a general election. “If I run for president,... read more

The Abortion Diarist

Traveling U.S., she takes oral histories of abortion

03/20/15 01:53PM

After an abortion at age 17, Melissa Madera was unable to talk about the experience until age 30. She created “The Abortion Diary” podcast to document other women’s histories of a most private moment, and create the conversation she found lacking. watch

Madonna participates in Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" Concert at the Barclays Center on Feb. 5, 2014 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Dear Madonna, this is the wrong way to address women’s equality

03/12/15 02:55PM

Being a woman is trendy right now, and that’s a great thing.With the prospect of the country’s first woman president looming, matched with strides for closing the gender wage gap, huge attention on addressing campus sexual assault, and big moves from the White House to ensure a substantial education for young girls, there’s never been a more... read more

Women in Politics: College Edition -- Florida State University

03/10/15 02:41PM

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Julianne Simson has been nominated to represent the Florida State University as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging... read more

Women in Politics: College Edition -- University of Pennsylvania

02/16/15 02:39PM

Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com over the course of the year. Ariel Koren has been nominated to represent the University of Pennsylvania as a leader making a difference not only through key issues... read more

The dark side of being a child prodigy

11/30/14 11:43AM

At 16, Eugenie de Silva has one goal: to be the Secretary of Defense. The work comes easy to her, but the struggles that go along with being a young female entering politics have been greater than she ever anticipated. read more

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