Marilyn Strickland made history in the November general election when she became one of the first Korean-American women elected to Congress. Discover more about Marilyn Strickland’s career and history-making win below.
Being a parent in elected office is no easy feat. It requires balancing work with childcare in environments that sometimes make parents choose between their health and their job. That’s why we need more moms in elected office to create policy changes that support pregnant workers. Learn more about some of the amazing AAPI moms below and advocate for the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act.
“If you want to grow with others who support your personal and professional growth, and be part of an organization that’s changing the face of democracy, apply to be an IGNITE Fellow. Whether you want to be an environmentalist, or an activist, or an event planner, IGNITE will empower you to pursue these interests. IGNITE is right for so many different types of young women.” - Mary Black, IGNITE Fellow, North Carolina
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These young activists are using their voice to make a difference. Learn more about their work and discover how you can get involved in activism.
Thinking about financial goals can seem daunting at first, but the most important part is to get started and do what’s right for you. Keep reading to learn how you can set financial goals that are achievable.
From unsung heroes to the famed Ava DuVernay, Black women play a vital role in society and have extraordinary stories to share. Check out these shows and movies that center Black women and tell the stories that deserve to be heard.
Black women make up the fabric of America, but their stories have gone untold for far too long. From leading the Civil Rights Movement to creating the foundation for the modern-day GPS, these are 10 Black women who weren’t in your history books, but should be.
History has shown us time and time again that Black women are the unsung heroes. During Black History Month, we challenge you to only read books written by Black women. Check out some of the reads recommended by Black women and written by Black women. You can purchase these books from Black-owned bookstores which we’ve linked at the end.
During the first week of January, Cori Bush was sworn in as the first Black Congresswoman representing Missouri. A few days later, she faced a Capitol Building riot that shocked the entire nation. Bush swiftly rose to action, as she has always done for her city of St. Louis.