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Wilson’s voice proved unequivocal in the ultimate passing of the 19th amendment. In a 1918 speech before the Congress, Wilson – for the first time in his time in office – publically endorsed women’s rights to vote. Realizing the vitality of women during the First World War, President Wilson asked Congress, “We have made partners of the women in this war… Shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and toil and not to a partnership of privilege and right?”

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Lucina di Meco as a Wilson Center Global Fellow. Global Fellows are non-residential scholars who strengthen our global network of thought-leaders and who produce research, timely analysis, and new ideas to amplify the mission and goals of the Center. Global Fellows contribute to the ongoing work of the Center’s programs and serve as an integral part of the overall intellectual community of the Center.

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Alex Robinson as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the WPSP Director and the Board of Directors on strategy and issues in their individual areas of expertise, in keeping with the goals and initiatives of WPSP. As a member of the Advisory Council, he will advise on the Project's programming and outreach in Canada.

In this episode, Chief Justice Cármen Lúcia of Brazil talks about the ideals that drive her as a woman leader in the judiciary.

The burden of care—the time, energy, and costs of caring for other people—is growing, and women shoulder the heaviest load. This burden can have negative consequences for businesses, too, as it affects the health and productivity of workers, as well as economic growth. At a recent Wilson Center Ground Truth Briefing, four leading experts discussed the ways in which progressive policies could help balance the burden of care to increase economic productivity and benefit both employers and employees.