Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archives devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Geun-hye Park
- Park Geun-hye took office as the president of South Korea on February 25, 2013, the first woman president of that country. Park was born February 2, 1952 in Samdeok-dong of Jung-gu, Daegu. Her father was Park Chung-hee, the third president of South Korea who served from 1961–1979. She received a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Sogang University in 1974. Prior to her presidency, Park was chairwoman of the Grand National Party (GNP) from 2004–2006 and 2011–2012. She was also a member of the Korean National Assembly, and served four terms as a constituency representative from 1998–2012. She started her... More