Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

Jun 01, 2017

Barbara Lee Family Foundation 

The findings laid out in Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women show that women candidates still face challenges. Those challenges, however, are surmountable—and they are often countered by strategic advantages.

Jun 01, 2017

The Connection between women's economic participation and prosperity is undeniable. Over the past two decades, a growing number of international organizations and world leaders have recognized that the economic empowerment of women is critical to economic growth and stability. Multilateral bodies such as the Group of Twenty and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum have ratified agreements to promote women in the economy as a mean to stimulate growth, and governments from the Ivory Coast to Rwanda to Japan have adopted reforms to increase women's ability to contribute to their economies.

Jun 01, 2017

The Female Quotient (Vol II, June 2017)

Within this issue, we have taken a closer look at the values and characteristics associated with leadership today. Why? Because it is leadership that moves the world.

May 31, 2017

Atlantic Council/Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

With this report, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center seeks to leverage the region’s compelling case studies into a larger dialogue on how governments, corporations, and civil society can maximize recent progress to bring more women into positions of power.

May 22, 2017

Barbara Lee Family Foundation/Presidential Gender Watch

How did gender influence the 2016 presidential election? For Presidential Gender Watch 2016, the question extended well beyond the fact that for the first time, a major party nominated a woman as its presidential candidate. It even went beyond the majority-female electorate that chose the new commander-in-chief. Presidential Gender Watch’s new report highlights the answers to those questions.

May 05, 2017

Georgetown University
Capstone Consulting Report

The Wilson Center’s goal is to advocate for institutional change on a global stage, while fostering transparency and accountability. As such, our most important task as the Georgetown University Capstone Team was to systematically collect and organize evidence of women’s political and policy leadership in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. Moving forward, our database will help WPSP track the representation of women in national leadership positions and the incidence of factors that may promote or impede their ability to be elevated to such roles.