Don't Get Mad, Get Elected: Young, Rich and Republican Women Running for Office in 2010

While Palin, a controversial figure in her own party, has inspired some, the new class of conservative female candidates has largely been motivated by the economy and fervent opposition to the Obama administration's agenda. ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part XI: It's over? Now what do I do with myself?

First things first:The still unofficial totals, from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website as of midnight last night (and not yet updated):...more

Thanks so much, Kim.  I know I thought campaigning was hard work and that my ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part X: Sisters in Arms

Being a local candidate presents many unique challenges. ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part VII: Prepare to lose all your rights

I'm not sure why, because goodness knows I've written enough about politics to know better, but only as I've been running for political office has it become at times painfully clear that as a candidate for an elected position, I've got next to no rights to do just about anything. ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part IV: If at first we don't succeed...

This video clip of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gotten a lot of attention.  ...more

Ha - I was thinking about how there was a little thing you could do a
few months ago where ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part I: Reframing the concept of "activism"

Forget everything you know about or have heard about the word "activist" and just think about any time you've taken any step whatsoever to procure a desired outcome.  Any single thing at all - a customer service issue, an environmental issue, a parent-teacher situation, a job negotiation, a roommate problem, maybe when you were a child, it was convincing someone to let you stay up late or have another cookie.  ...more

Are you running and where? Evil grin!

I'm really good at giving unsolicited advice but ...more

Was Wooly Bully a Woman?

The recent New York Times article entitled "Backlash: Women Bullying Women" instantly reminded me of the 1960's song, "Wooly Bully"*. Its logic was ...more

Work-Life Out of Balance? Try Flow Instead

Work life balance is a myth for many people. Sixty percent of executives report working at least 50 hours per week. That doesn't include the additional time they spend thinking about work. Ten percent work more than 80 hours per week. This situation is even more intense for 92% of working women who go home after a full day of work and manage household and family responsibilities. So how do we cope? The answer is flow, but flow is better than mere coping. It's about enjoying and finding meaning in what we and doing what we enjoy and find meaningful. Flow refuels us. ...more

Pow! Bam! Comic Books on Today's Women Leaders Pack a Strong Message

Superheroines, Quemosabe! If art imitates life and pop culture depicts contemporary life most real and raw, then these new Female Force comic books deliver a powerful message that women in top political leadership have truly saturated our cultural consciousness. Watch video for more info. ...more

Women's History Month # 11: A Brief and Checkered History of Women's Path to Parity, Our Power Leap Moment, and the Road Ahead

Each day during March, Women's History Month, I am posting an article on my website, I originally wrote today's Women's History Month post for the NOW New York newsletter. It was a tossup whether to place it in my Heartfeldt Politics blog or if I should put it into Courageous Leadership or Powered Women. ...more