Barack Obama said women are ‘indisputably better’ leaders than men. Here’s what it was like to be a woman working in his White House.

‘Being able to see other black women lead work in that White House made me feel like I could do that as well’

Forbes named 99 men and only one woman on its list of ‘most innovative leaders’

Readers had to scroll all the way down to No. 75 to find the first — and only — woman on the list

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley consoled her city after tragedy. Now, she’s a national voice for gun control.

‘People look to the mayor for strength, they look to the mayor for compassion, they look to the mayor for leadership, and she has demonstrated all three’

Beijing ‘firmly supports’ Hong Kong’s embattled leader — and makes the protests her problem

It was the first time Chinese officials held a news conference after eight consecutive weekends of protests

The woman in line to be Puerto Rico’s next governor says she doesn’t want the job

Her announcement came as Puerto Ricans had begun to rally against her and #WandaRenuncia (‘Resign, Wanda’) preemptively trended on Twitter

Theresa May leaves her post, with a legacy of defeat

She’s expected to be replaced by Mr. Brexit himself, her former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson

Democrats are looking to Stacey Abrams for a playbook. Will the strategy work?

From Beto O’Rourke to Pete Buttigieg, organizers and candidates are turning to Abrams for advice

Pragya Singh Thakur is a Hindu nun charged with terrorism. Last month, she was also elected to India’s Parliament.

Meet one of India’s most divisive new legislators

‘I have heard you loud and clear’: Hong Kong leader apologizes after second massive march against bill to allow extradition to China

Chief executive Carrie Lam suspended the extradition bill last week, but has declined to fully withdraw it

Nancy Pelosi has become a fashion influencer, though she may not acknowledge it

She stays largely mum when her clothes draw attention