“A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who’ve worked to better our nation.” – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

“Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough is required reading if you care about the future of reproductive health and rights.” – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood

“Anyone interested in gender and politics and the change we can make should read Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough. Go get it now!” – Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress

“Nancy L. Cohen is the expert on misogyny in America.” – Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL

“LOVED it. So smart. So well told. A fascinating and gripping story of how we got here and the smart women who have made it happen.” – Anna March, The Rumpus 

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Sexism and the 2016 Election – Washington Post

Let me be clear. Certainly female candidates are subjected to sexist attacks, and politics is a gendered arena. But for the future of feminism, and for young girls particularly, it’s equally important that we do not learn the wrong lesson from Clinton’s defeat. Now is the time to pass the baton, not throw in the […]

About Nancy

Nancy L. Cohen is a historian, leading national expert on women and American politics, and the author of four books. Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President, on women’s leadership and the 2016 election, is available now in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.

Appearances & Events

LOS ANGELES, CA
December 2, 2016, 8:30-10:00 AM
Economic Roundtable 25th Anniversary Symposium: The Post-election Landscape
California Endowment 1000 N. Alameda Ave. Los Angeles, CA
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SANTA BARBARA, CA
November 17, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee Cosmopolitics
Santa Barbara Club 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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LOS ANGELES, CA
November 16, 2016, 8:30 AM
XPRIZE/ LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE: Philanthropy in LA
BOA Restaurant Santa Monica, CA
TACOMA, WA
October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM
University of Puget Sound
Kilworth Chapel, UPS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
October 14, 2016, 12 PM
The Commonwealth Club, In Conversation with Dan Ashley, ABC 7 News Anchor
555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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FORT WAYNE, IN
October 6, 2016, 7:30 PM
IPFW Women's Studies One Book Annual Lecture
Rhinehart Recital Hall | IPFW Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne
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Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2016, 12 PM
Women For a New Los Angeles Awards
9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Los Angeles, CA
April 9, 2016, 4:30 PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
USC Campus, Los Angeles CA
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Palo Alto, CA
March 13, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM
Litquake Palo Alto 2016
JCC Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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New York, NY
February 29, 2016, 7PM
Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue NY, NY 10024
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Baltimore, MD
February 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
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Washington, DC
February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
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