Posts Tagged: WomeninGovernment

Women in Government: Barbara Roberts

There are few women in Government, who have carved out a harder path than Barbara Roberts. Oregon’s first (and to date only) woman Governor, Barbara Roberts is a woman of great integrity and commitment to public service, who has served in state and local government for over 25 years. Barbara Roberts was born Barbara KayRead… Read more »

Women in Government: Annette Abbott Adams

Born in 1877 in Prattville, California – Annette Abbott Adams was a trailblazing jurist who conquered many firsts. Graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1904, Adams went on to get her law degree in 1912. She became politically active and campaigned heavily for Woodrow Wilson in 1912. Wilson appointed her an AssistantRead… Read more »

Women in Government: Clare Boothe Luce

In 2008 Meg Ryan remade a 1939 Norma Shearer film, “The Women.” Both of these films were incredibly unique in that no man appeared on the screen. The film is based on a stage play written by Clare Boothe Luce. However, being a playwright was only one career of this incredible woman. Clare Boothe LuceRead… Read more »

Women in Government: Oveta Culp Hobby

Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby was a pioneer for women in government. She was the first woman to serve in the cabinet of a Republican President, the first head of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), and the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW eventually split and became Department of Health and Human ServicesRead… Read more »

Women Making A Difference

There is not a lot of politics on GovLoop for a reason. But I think its important to take a moment and recognize a group of women in government that have made a difference – specifically women political leaders. The Alice Awards, named after suffragist Alice Paul – a key figure in the 19th AmendmentRead… Read more »