Women Will Get It Done

December marked the first time that U.S. bank notes, which have been signed by 29 prior Treasury secretaries, featured the signature of a woman: Janet L. Yellen. [NYT 3/11/23]

64% of women say they could do their boss’s job better than them, but they aren’t getting the chance. [CNBC 3/9/23]

Admiral Linda Fage, the first woman to lead any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, who oversees tens of thousands of active-duty personnel, reserves and volunteers, has said, “You’re stronger, smarter, and more capable, more courageous than you believe.”

Following the recent election in Wisconsin, on April 4, 2023, the seven-member state supreme court will be made up of six women and one man. For the first time in 15 years liberals have won control of that court with the election of Judge Janet Protasiewicz. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, now deceased, was the first woman to serve on the court to which she was appointed in 1976.
[Thanks to Brady Williamson]

The following is from a survey by Gender on the Ballot – a collaboration between the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Women & Politics Institute at American University – all respondents were women.

  • 60% say they are pessimistic about the economy.
  • 47% say they are anxious or worried about how things are going in the U.S.
  • 56% say their financial situations worsened in recent years.
  • 67% cut back on going out to restaurants.
  • 18% delayed or canceled preventive health screenings.
  • 40% of younger women say they can make ends meet each month but struggle to pay or save for unexpected events.
  • 60% say they are more burnt out than usual.
  • 70% of moms with young children are burnt out.
  • 56% of Black women say they are burned out.
  • 63% of women say there are still too few women in elected office.
  • 85% of those surveyed believe there will be a woman president in the next 20 years.
  • 74% like the idea of having more women in political office.
  • 55% of Republican women trust the results of national elections and only 66% trust local elections.
  • 56% of women said they are less likely to support a presidential candidate who is opposed to abortion.
  • 53% of women said they personally support a person’s right to an abortion but that applies to only 23% of Republican women.