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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …


After men’s razors, Harry’s launches shaving brand for women

Harry’s has carved out a niche selling men shaving razors direct to their doors, elbowing in on an industry long dominated by names like Gillette and Schick.


New leadership for NORML Women of Washington

Chrissy Knox has a new hat to wear.


California becomes first state to require a woman on corporate boards

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

California is first state to require women on corporate boards

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Gov. candidate Jordan expects ‘women will be attacked’ by restrictive policies if Kavanaugh is confirmed

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme …


Author Elizabeth Gilbert gives an eloquent empowering speech at NAWBO conference

Eat, pray, love are the words many women associate with Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of the book with the same name. But Gilbert had three different words for more than …


Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh pick

As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.


More Idaho women start businesses. Fewer work part-time. But men are still paid more

The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise in Idaho. Women’s wages are increasing at a faster rate than men’s are, and state labor officials say women are entering …


Appeals court will consider class-action question in Microsoft gender-bias case

Women suing Microsoft alleging widespread gender discrimination will get another chance to convince a court that their claims should be considered together as a class, after the Ninth Circuit Court …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Ashley’s disappearance is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


Nearly every Native American woman in Seattle survey said she was raped or coerced into sex

In the survey of 148 Native American and Alaska Native women, more than half the women — 53 percent — were homeless at the time they answered the questions.


Systemic challenges face would-be women CEOs of color

When asked in an interview with Freakonomics Radio earlier this year why there are so few female CEOs leading big corporations today, outgoing PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi pointed largely to …


Women’s magazines prioritize political coverage

No one can predict with certainty the direction of women’s magazines, which have struggled to maintain print circulation as newsstand sales fell. But if you’re placing bets on a strategy …


100 years ago in Spokane: Journalism professor encourages newspapers to hire women

Miss Grade Edgington, a professor in the University of Washington’s department of journalism, said that newspapers can and should hire women to ease the wartime labor shortage.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

All-female firefighter crew is a milestone for Fire District 10

Spokane County Fire District 10 has been trying to organize an all-female crew for months. Last week, it pulled it off.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Women suing Microsoft did not prove companywide bias practices, judge says

Two women suing Microsoft over gender discrimination did not prove that performance reviews were conducted so uniformly across the company that thousands of other women could join the bias case, …


Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted

Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban …


Women’s group in EU presses for more representation in government, business

With less than a year to go before EU legislative elections, Women Enablers Change Agent Network plans Tuesday to kick-start a campaign to push for women in top EU posts …


Women look back at 30 years of inclusion in Rotary International

For more than a century, a global network of philanthropic individuals has been instrumental in funding and facilitating community growth. But it was only last year when Rotary International celebrated …


First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some …


Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Women make history in Idaho’s primary

Tuesday’s primary election results mark a historic first for Idaho: With women winning both parties’ primaries for lieutenant governor, and no other candidates running, Idaho is guaranteed to elect its …


‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave

In spring 2016, Microsoft was ready to go public with some important data: The company said it had nearly eliminated the gender gap in pay among its employees. But at …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

AP: Record number of women file to run for US House seats

The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies …


Hillary Clinton explains comments about women voters

Hillary Clinton says she meant no disrespect when she said some women voters are more swayed by men.


Buffalo women get first NCAA Tournament victory

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women’s NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany …