Women's Caucus

Candidate Statements for the 2023 DA France Women's Caucus Steering Committee Elections


The nomination period for the DA France Women’s Caucus elections is now closed. The DAF Women’s Caucus is seeking to elect two Co-Chairs for a term of two years. Members of the Women’s Caucus will receive a ballot by email, and electronic voting will end on March 13 at 6 PM. 

The Election Board is pleased to announce the candidates!

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Gender Equality: Unleashing Women's Full Potential

On April 13, our Global Women’s Caucus had a brilliant Zoom call with Linda Scott.  Scott is the author of The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women. It’s a terrific summary about where women stand today - enlightening and sobering statistics that will tell you the whole story. PLUS, Linda Scott is a compelling speaker. Here is the link to watch the full video.
  • Wherever you are active on social media, please follow our Global Women's Caucus. We're now on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
    • Join in on the local discussion by becoming a member of the *NEW* DA France Women's Caucus Facebook group!
    • Not yet a member of the DA Women's Caucus? Join here.

Women in the Military and Sexual Violence Injustice

On April 6, “Sexual Assault Awareness Day,”  the Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus along with the Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus presented an eye-opening report about sexual abuse in the military and the inability of women to get their stories heard and tried.  You can watch the interview here. Facebook Watch event

Welcome Catie Brand! Our new DA France Women's Caucus Chair

On March 11, 2021, Catie Brand was elected Chair of our Democrats Abroad France Women’s Caucus.

Catie arrived in Paris a short 18 months ago and is currently working for a global human capital company. As a Human Resources executive, she advocates for women's equality, intersectionality, and she participates in the Employers for Pay Equity (EPE) consortium in the US.

Catie’s background is in human capital, labor, immigration and talent acquisition. As a Human Resources executive, she has achieved great success in women's equality in her workplace, including achieving gender pay equity and 60% female representation at leadership levels.

Catie writes:

“I’m both humbled and energized by the opportunity to potentially follow in the footsteps of the incredible women who have established and grown the footprint of the global women’s caucuses for Democrats Abroad. What an exciting time it is to be a Womxn in this world, with such incredible headwinds as we start 2021 with leaders like Kamala Harris making history in the White House. A few causes and initiatives I’m especially excited to advance together with all of you include: the Equal Rights Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Ending Violence Against Women and Climate Change.”

Stay tuned, you’ll be hearing more from Catie on issues such as the above as well as our continued activism for women’s rights (passing the ERA), violence against women, reproductive rights, women and climate change, feminist reading, women in the military, and very much more.  

Take a look at some of our Global Women's Caucus action teams and join the fight!

Welcome to the DA France Women's Caucus!

Women’s Caucus

Welcome to the DA France Women's Caucus blog. We have created this space to share news, events, and ideas within the community of our members in France who wish to promote gender equality and empowerment of women around the world.

Our mission is to support, educate and enlighten our community with social, political and cultural events, specifically concerning women. We hope to engage, empower and motivate our members and the larger community of Americans in France to exercise their right to vote from abroad. 

We encourage you to reach out to us to provide content and ideas for this blog in order to keep it as interactive as possible. You can contact the DAFrance Women's Caucus co-chairs -- Connie Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier at [email protected].

Our DA France Women’s Caucus has a long and lively history within Democrats Abroad. Founded in 1992, it became the model for Women’s Caucus groups in countries around the world.  Since the start we have been advocating here in France on issues of great concern for women: reproductive rights and justice, equal rights for women under the Constitution (we support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment), women and the environment, violence against women, and more.  

The DA France Women’s Caucus has participated in marches galore, and makes its voice heard through the media. We share books and ideas about society in general and, most importantly, we we foster intersectionality with other caucuses who seek equality.

We regularly invite special speakers - Senators, Reps and other US political figures -- to speak to us in person or live online, as well as women in other areas: business, science, teaching, arts etc.

The current Chair of the DA France Women’s Caucus is Catie Brand. In addition to our France-based activities, we interact on a global level with the Global Women’s Caucus. Event sharing with the Global Women’s Caucus enables us to broaden and enrich our possibilities of dynamic political action. We invite you to visit the Global Women's Caucus webpage in order to learn more about our global initiatives, and to join.