5 of the Most Powerful Women in U.S. Politics

The creme de la creme among Washington’s power elite

     

investorpoliticsletters2 5 of the Most Powerful Women in U.S. PoliticsSince the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was passed more than 90 years ago, great strides have been made in the realm of political equality.

In that time, we have seen the first female Cabinet member (Frances Perkins, appointed Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor in 1933), Supreme Court justice (Sandra Day O’Connor) and the first major party vice presidential nominee (Geraldine Ferraro), among many other milestones.

Today the political glass ceiling continues to crack, with women holding key roles on the Supreme Court, in Congress, in the White House and across the media. Female Supreme Court justices, senators, congresswomen, Cabinet members and political pundits exert powerful influence in Washington.

These five women are the current cream of the crop among Washington’s power elite (listed in alphabetical order):

 
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