Hillary Shines in First Democratic Debate

Coming into the first Democratic presidential debate as a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, I had mixed emotions. On the one hand, I felt confident because I expected her to be well prepared and well versed on the issues. On the other hand, I feared she might be mischaracterized or attacked unfairly. Luckily she brought her A game....more
I agree that Hillary did really well at the debate, actually most of the candidates did. And ...more

Tackling Social Media Overload Before it Eats Us Alive

It's no secret our lives are becoming increasingly more intertwined with digital media. As bloggers and blog readers, we spend a great deal of time online—sometimes to the point it becomes overwhelming. I've been online now for more than 30 years, working in tech for 20 years and blogging for 12 years. That's a lot of time. In 2011, I had an a-ha moment where I realized many people are still struggling to make sense of the digital world and what it all means to their everyday lives, so I decided to write a book about it. ...more

Flexing the White House Women's Muscle: An Intimate Interview with Valerie Jarrett

It's not every day that I receive e-mail from someone at the White House, so when they contacted me last Monday about interviewing Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in San Francisco, I had to scramble to make it work. The typical working mother's dilemma: I was planning to pick up my daughter at school that day at 3:05. Time of interview: 3:10. With my husband out of town, I sent out a series of messages seeking someone who could pick up my daughter....more
@AnastasiaAshman @globalniche Yes I did! I started a company bComfy in 2000 - an online ...more

Top 5 Ways to Make an Impact in the Next Election

Not happy with how things turned out in the 2010 election? Or excited and fired-up by the results? Either way, it's not too early to start thinking about how to get involved for 2012. And rather than let this opportunity slip by, I wanted to write a little bit about what I've learned after eight years of being actively involved in politics. It's actually much easier than you might think to get connected and to make a difference. ...more

Great post! We’ve got to get more young women into the pipeline. Historically women have run ...more

Women Voter Mumbo Jumbo or Just the Prevailing Wind?

Year of the woman? Bah. Maybe we had more run, but we lost seats overall. And Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be helping things. Most of the women she backed lost. What about women voters, who were so important in 2008? Let's get one thing straight: women are swingers. That's what the numbers say, anyway. And women swung right. ...more

I completely agree. Now to get more women in there!more

BlogHer's 2010 Election Watch List: Races and Issues

Following all of our political coverage up to Election Day, the BlogHer political team has put together a watch list of races featuring women candidates and unique initiatives in a variety of states. We'll be covering each of the races on the Watch List all day Tuesday as results come in, and Wednesday as we get final poll numbers and write-ups from community bloggers. ...more

I'll second that! I believe conservatives want to show that women are dumb, belong back home and ...more


Women voters have enormous power, not unlike women consumers, as we've found out in recent years. As Donna Brazille says, "your vote is your voice!" ...more

Yes I did vote....had my children with me just like my mom always took my sister and I when she ...more

Must-Read Political Blogs by Women

So many amazing blogs written by women cover politics these days that it's become virtually impossible to find, list, organize or categorize them all. While some have tried, the content shifts often enough that any list built six months ago is already obsolete. After working on researching and building this list for nearly a month, rather than attempting to include every angle and everyone, I finally gave up. ...more
Another blog to consider including is http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com.more

Election 2010: Senate Races We're Watching

From our BlogHer 2010 Election Watch List, you'll see we've been watching several tight races for U.S. Senate involving women candidates, including California, where we have two impressive women candidates running opposite each other. This post will include updates on some of the hottest Senate races that we're watching as results come in on Election Day. ...more

Election 2010: California Senate (Barbara Boxer vs. Carly Fiorina)

This post will contain live coverage of election results and reporting as we find out who wins the California race for U.S. Senate - between veteran Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and former HP CEO, Republican Carly Fiorina. ...more