Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC Speaker: State Paid Leave Easy to Implement

Melissa Mark-Viverito leads a progressive City Council and personally exemplifies the city's ethnic leadership. At the same time she notes a sharp decline in female representation on the council. "This obviously represents a problem," she says in this Q & A interview.

Mimi Walters

Congressional Women Tweet Out First Day

The 114th U.S. Congress convened Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., with 104 women, a record. Eighty-four women will serve in the House of Representatives and 20 in the Senate. There were 100 women in the last Congress. Here is a sampling of their Tweets.