The Democrats have two women Governors, and six other women running for Governor in the 2018 midterm elections.
Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island and Kate Brown in Oregon are running for reelection, and both would be favored to keep their Governorships in strongly Democratic states.
The six candidates have a more difficult road to travel, as they will have male challengers and opponents, and some of them in states won by Donald Trump.
Gwen Graham, daughter of former Florida Senator Bob Graham, will have challengers and opponents in the Sunshine State, which is strongly Republican in state elections.
Stacey Abrams is African American, and running in Georgia, also heavily Republican in recent decades.
Gretchen Whitmer is running in Michigan, a state that Donald Trump won by a small margin in 2016.
Cary Kennedy in Colorado, Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico, and African American wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings in Maryland, have the advantage of running in Democratic states, but will have to fight off male opponents in the primaries.
None of the six women are guaranteed even nomination at this point, as primaries will decide that.