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Riva Richmond
Riva Richmond
Riva Richmond, the Director of Digital Media for The Story Exchange, is a longtime journalist focused on technology, global business and small business. She was most recently a senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit and has written for The New York Times, Entrepreneur.com, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and other national publications. Riva is passionate about travel and has traversed the Middle East, Europe, India and Central America. Formerly a dancer and then a martial artist, she now practices hatha yoga and surfs her local Rockaway break.
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Michelle Lujan Grisham

The New Mexico congresswoman and Hispanic Caucus chair will step down to run for governor. She would become the first Democratic woman of color to lead a state.

Riva RichmondMichelle Lujan Grisham
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Emerge America is Embracing a 50-State Strategy

Amid a surge in blue activism this year, Andrea Dew Steele is expanding Emerge America, which today recruits and trains Democratic women to run for local, state and federal offices in 23 states. Now, she’s going nationwide.

Riva RichmondEmerge America is Embracing a 50-State Strategy
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Emily’s List Aims to Seize Its Moment

The 2016 electoral loss to Donald Trump was heartbreaking, but angry Democratic women are planning to run for office in numbers not seen before. Here’s how Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock plans to turn a female candidate surge into an 2018 electoral wave.

Riva RichmondEmily’s List Aims to Seize Its Moment
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Meet the Men Who Invest in Women Entrepreneurs

Male investors who make it part of their investment strategy to fund women-led firms are a rare breed. Will their outsized returns convince more men to join in and help close the gap in women’s access to capital?

Riva RichmondMeet the Men Who Invest in Women Entrepreneurs
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In Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women

Seven Ugandan women farmers banded together in 2015 to found the Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development. They’re already giving hundreds of poor women in rural communities the skills and confidence to improve their lives.

Riva RichmondIn Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women