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8 Feminist Stories You Might Have Missed This Month

From the congressional floor to the football field.

Poet Amanda Gorman at the 2021 inauguration
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January welcomed a trove of history-making women leaders, led by Vice President Kamala D. Harris. The trend continued in the arts, with the youngest inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman, in boardrooms, and globally, where women made inroads in representational leadership.


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1. Joe Biden's Cabinet will have the most women in U.S. history.

Biden has tapped 12 women to join his Cabinet, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the role.