Seven Who Use Their Lives to Change Ours

Filmmaker Allison Anders, Afghan Broadcaster Shafiqa Habibi, Mutual Fund Founder Janet Hanson, Activist Mavis Nicholson Leno, Political Stage-Setters Susan Sifuentes-Trigueros and Dezie Woods-Jones, College Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

Seven Who Change the Rules for Nations

Japan’s Midori Ashida, New Jersey’s Charlotte Bunch, Montana’s Elouise Cobell, California’s Tracy Gary, New York’s Shirley Jackson and Judith S. Kaye, and Washington, D.C.’s Eleanor Smeal.

21 Leaders for 21st Century 2002

For the second year, Women’s Enews has selected 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. As we pored over nominations from our writers and our readers, we were humbled and proud to have a chance to honor such remarkable, dedicated women.

Equal Rights Amendment Introduced in Congress

Eighty years after the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, Carolyn Maloney, the leader of the women’s caucus in the House is trying once again to gather the necessary congressional support for a constitutional guarantee of women’s rights.

Term Limits Pushing Women Out of Office

Election 2000 reduced the women’s share in statehouses for the first time ever. And terms limits have left California legislature without a single African American woman. To regain ground, women are mobilizing to recruit and train new candidates.

New Congress Slightly More Pro-Choice

As the 107th Congress is sworn in and confirmation battles begin, pro-choice advocates are working overtime to communicate one simple fact to the powers that be: America is pro-choice and women’s rights advocates are watching every vote cast in Congress.