While 2019 marks 100 years since the 19th amendment was passed, granting women the right to vote, it also marks the 20 year anniversary of our first BLFF research memo.
Since its inception in 1998, the foundation has studied every woman candidate’s race for governor, producing nonpartisan, pragmatic guides for women on both sides of the aisle to enable them to maximize their strategic advantages and clear the hurdles on the way to public office. Over the past two decades, we’ve watched the face of leadership (literally) start to change as more women were elected to office at every level. And in 2018, more than ever before, we saw women shedding conventional wisdom to run as their authentic selves.
Although the more things change, the more they stay the same. Many of the hurdles women faced 20 years ago are still there. This year we will look back at how campaigns have – and haven’t – changed since 1999.
For more, check out our 20th Anniversary edition of Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women.