Women in Politics: Obstacles Hindering Their Climb to Success

“I’m going to go into politics.” I’ve said this many times to family, friends, coworkers, and new acquaintances. While many people have expressed support and plan to vote for me when I run for office, others doubt my ability as a woman to lead. Whether or not I end up in the White House, I want more than anything to serve in public office and fix what is broken in our country. Because of these goals, I have worked hard to set myself on a path to success. Yet, I…

FPR Interviews – Jedediah Bila

Before speaking to a group of Fordham students last week, political pundit and author Jedediah Bila sat down with FPR editor Marisa Gomez to talk about her career, the 2016 elections, and women in politics. Thank you so much for joining me today! It’s an honor to have this opportunity. First off, you seem very, very passionate about politics. It is especially evident in all of your tweets, which are often really funny too! Thank you. But, I wanted to know where your passion for politics came from. My house…

The Potential of Microfinance

We see the statistics all over the news and social media: 85% of girls leave school early in Uganda , 250 million adolescent girls live in poverty worldwide and 60 million girls across the globe are married before they turn 18 . The world is not a friendly place for girls and women, that much is clear. But how do we tackle such overwhelming problems? Sweeping campaign initiatives that promise to research the effects of poverty on women and girls in developing countries? Starting a foundation that will give money…