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Recent articles by Claire:

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 24

Not buying it Nike has released an online ad featuring Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates. The video—shared 75,000 times on Twitter in 48 hours—has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes. Some are receptive to it, calling the spot an empowerment tool, but others argue it is not representative of Arab women. In Saudi Arabia, for instance, physical education… → Read More

Kellyanne Conway Says She Took a Break From TV for Family Reasons

Donald Trump's top advisor said her hiatus from TV appearances was due to her search for schools for her four kids. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 22

Concentration of power Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev yesterday named his wife Mehriban, who previously worked as a lawmaker, the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation, making her the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy. Her appointment came after a constitutional referendum passed in September. The constitution doesn't describe the VP's duties specifically, but it's… → Read More

Women’s Representation at Uber Is Bad—Even By Tech Industry Standards

Amid sexual harassment claims, Uber finally disclosed the share of women it employs in tech roles. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 21

Masthead maybes Last month, British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman shocked the fashion world by announcing that she was stepping down from her role after a quarter century. Her job remains one of the most glaring openings in the Condé Nast publishing empire and an exceedingly rare one, but it's still not known who will replace her. Turning the page, slowly When Harriet Harman was… → Read More

Oxford University: Brexit Won't Prompt Paris Satellite Campus

The storied institution rules out a satellite campus in Paris as it grapples with the fallout of Brexit. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 17

Earlier this week, members of the U.K. Parliament erupted over revelations that Brexit Secretary David Davis had made a slight about MP Diane Abbott's looks in a text to a friend. Fellow MP Shami Chakrabarti characterized Davis' behavior as “very silly, sexist and patronizing.” Another female MP said it showed Davis' "arrogance." Abbott, who was Britain's first-ever black female MP when she was… → Read More

Donald Trump Cabinet Could Get Another Woman After Andy Puzder Exit

President Trump back to square one in selecting who will head his Labor Department, and Catherine Templeton, a lawyer, is one contender. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 16

Seek, and ye shall find Alexandra Van Houtte launched her fashion search engine Tagwalk largely out of frustration. She'd spent her early career sifting through images of fashion shows for her editors at magazines like Vogue and Glamour. Paris-based Tagwalk, launched in January 2016, lets its 7,500 subscribers search collections by brand, season, fabric, style, city, and trend. "I basically… → Read More

Matt Lauer Grills Kellyanne Conway About the Timing of Michael Flynn’s Resignation

She provided little clarity on why Flynn stepped down Monday night. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 14

Headscarf headache Female members of the Swedish government, who were praised for trolling Trump with their bill signing photograph, are now facing criticism for wearing headscarves on a trip to Iran. One critic said the move was "ruinous to what is called a feminist foreign policy." Trade Minister Ann Linde, meanwhile, said she did not want to break Iranian law nor was she willing to exercise… → Read More

Ivanka Trump Gathered These Female CEOs to Meet with the President and Justin Trudeau

She reportedly recruited female business leaders to talk to the president and Canada PM Justin Trudeau about women in the workforce. → Read More

New Bills on Equal Pay, Paid Leave Will Test GOP’s Willingness to Follow Trump’s Lead

A Republican Senator is introducing bills on women's issues that Donald and Ivanka Trump have championed. → Read More

Why the Silencing of Elizabeth Warren Is a Gift that Will Keep on Giving

The incident will provide fuel to the firebrand's potential 2020 bid. → Read More

4,000 Women Want to Run for Office Since Donald Trump's Election

Emily's List reports that more than 4,000 women have said they want to run for public office since Donald Trump was elected president. → Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Giving Her Paid Family Leave Proposal Its First Trump-Era Test

The senator and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are introducing their paid leave bill for a third time. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 7

Since Election Day in the U.S., story after story has profiled women who—motivated by President Donald Trump's victory or the broader political climate—have voiced interest in running for office. On Monday, Emily's List, the political action committee that supports pro-choice Democratic women, released some hard numbers to back up that anecdotal evidence. Since Trump won the White House on… → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: February 6

Ex exception Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is considered a favorite to head South Africa's African National Congress and lead the party into the 2019 presidential election. But a faction of the party that's fed up with corruption could coalesce around Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Some experts expect Dlamini-Zuma to protect her ex-husband and current President Jacob Zuma, whose tenure has been… → Read More

Broad Strokes: Sheryl Sandberg on Her Women's March Regret

In our latest Broad Strokes episode, we discuss Sandberg's recent comments, new research about women in the workforce, and Theresa May. → Read More

In New Book, Hillary Clinton Will Reflect on Her Race Against Trump

The not-yet-titled book is one of the most formal steps Clinton has taken to reemerge on the national stage after her election upset. → Read More