Data & Research
Other Data Sources
CAWP data on women in municipal office includes members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of cities and towns with populations over 10,000. Data also includes mayors and officials who perform mayoral functions.
International City Management Association (ICMA)’s report tracks the number of women in key management roles in local governments over time.
Created by the Council on Foreign Relation's Women and Foreign Policy program, the Women’s Power Index ranks 193 UN member states on their progress toward gender parity in political participation. It analyzes the proportion of women who serve as heads of state or government, in cabinets, in national legislatures, as candidates for national legislatures, and in local government bodies, and visualizes the gender gap in political representation.
To quantify progress towards gender parity in elected and appointed office, RepresentWomen developed the Gender Parity Index (GPI). Each year, a Gender Parity Score and grade is calculated for each of the 50 states and for the United States as a whole. The Gender Parity Score reflects women's recent electoral successes at the local, state, and national levels on a scale of 0 (if no women were elected to any offices) to 100 (if women held all elected offices).