Re·pub·li·can (n.)- Old, White, Man
There is a common misconception that all republicans are old, white, men and any intelligent woman can’t possibly belong to such a sexist, racist party. Actually, there are several strong and powerful women who are shattering the glass ceiling and setting amazing examples for young women everywhere. Below is a list of five extremely influential women who are raising the bar!
She is a woman best known for shattering the glass ceiling. Fiorina began her career as a secretary for a small real estate agency, and by the time she was 25 joined AT&T as one of the only female managers. Over a course of a few years, she quickly moved up the ranks of the company becoming one it’s most powerful executives. She was AT&T’s first female officer when she became the Vice President of Strategy and Marketing. Fiorina moved on to become a CEO for Hewlett-Packard before joining the world of politics. Her most recent bit of notoriety came when she announced her campaign for President in the 2016 election. Despite losing the race, she still continues to fight for the American people.
She is a woman of many firsts. Despite growing up in the segregated south, Rice went on to become the first female AND first African-American to serve as Provost of Stanford University. She is the first black woman (and second woman) to be appointed national security advisor, and the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. In 2012, Rice alongside Darla Moore became the first women to become members of the Augusta National Golf Course, which had been famous for not admitting women.
She knew she wanted to go into politics from the beginning. At the age of 32, Haley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and later went on to become the first female Governor of South Carolina and the First Indian-American Governor of South Carolina. In recent news, President Trump picked Haley to become the United States ambassador to the United Nations.
Time Magazine named Martinez one the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Martinez was a prosecutor for 25 years before she was elected District Attorney for the Third Judicial District in Doña Ana County in Southern New Mexico. In 2010, Susana Martinez was elected governor of the State of New Mexico. She became New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female elected governor in the history of the United States.
Has made a career of calling B.S. as a political commentator. After getting her degree in mass communications with a minor in political science, she set her sights on Washington. She began working for congressman Scott McInnis and later served as the Press Secretary for congressman Dan Schaefer. Perino joined the Bush administration in 2001 as a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice. She became the first republican woman to be named as the White House Press Secretary. She was nominated by president Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Perino can now be seen daily co-hosting “The Five” on the Fox News Channel.