Politics used to be an ultimate boys game — it was a game dominated by men. But in recent times as the call for gender equality is gaining grounds, a lot of women have also entered the politics-sphere and has as such carved a name for themselves.
As at the time of writing this, there are 144 women in Congress. This number should tell you how well our dear women are faring on the politics soon.
Interestingly, politics doesn’t get as much attention as celebs in Hollywood, their impacts are long-lasting and have helped change the world.
12 Most Famous Female Politicians:
1. Kamala Harris
Kamala has been striding on the politics scene for a very long time now. Through her hardwork and dedication, she has finally made it to the top.
On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president.
She’s the first ever female vice president of the United States of America.
As if that isn’t enough, she is the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.
Born in Oakland, California, she was the state’s attorney general from 2011 to 2017, and elected to US Senate in 2016.
2. Jill Biden
She has been an educator for many years. But by virtue of the fact that her husband Joe Biden is into serious politics, she has no choice than to support him.
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Jill is one of the most respected women in politics, she was the second lady for 8 years during the Obama administration when her husband was the veep.
She’s the new first lady in the White House —- and y’all know what that means.
3. Hillary Clinton
Hillary is another name to reckon in the politics game. She is a veteran and has seen a lot.
Being the wife of former US president Bill Clinton, she served as the First Lady from 1993 to 2001.
It didn’t end there, she afterwards became a US senator from NY.
Known for her relentless spirit, she worked her way up to become 67th United States Secretary of State, before her big presidential nomination in 2016.
She was a big threat to Trump in 2016 but he won at the end of the day.
4. Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi is one of the heroines of America. She’s well known for her zero-tolerant nature. She always say things the way they are — very straightforward.
This politician is a member of the Democratic Party in America, and has been a speaker of the US House of Representatives ever since the start of 2019.
It will interest you to know that she is the only woman to ever hold that office, the highest-ranking elected female in the history of the United States of America.
5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district since 2019.
She became a household name when she defeated her incumbent Joe Crowley back in 2018.
Crowley since 2004 had no challenger who could win him so it became a big news when Alexandria was able to overthrow her.
What made her more famous was her victory made her the youngest woman to serve in Congress.
Many tout her as the future president of the US.
6. Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza “Condi” Rice is an American diplomat, political scientist, civil servant, and professor who is the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
She’s one of the famous names in US politics having served as the 66th US Secretary of State.
She was the first female African-American person to take this office.
Also, she was President Bush’s National Security Advisor for his first presidential term.
She was the only woman to ever have this position.
7. Elizabeth Warren
If you want to make a list of politicians who championed courses for women’s right, Elizabeth Warren should be on top of the list.
She’s a champion for women’s rights and became a liberal figure as she chaired.
Her role and dedication has made her to win the hearts of many.
She wanted to become the next president and even campaigned during the 2020 elections.
But along the line, she gave up and rooted for Joe Biden.
Warren was the first woman to represent Massachusetts in the United States Senate.
She is a former law professor who is the senior United States senator from Massachusetts, serving since 2013.
8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
May her soul rest in peace but her legacy lives on. She was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020.
Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman (and second woman ever) to serve on the Supreme Justice Court, after Sandra Day O’Connor. She changed history during her time there, fighting discrimination and other injustices.
9. Michele Bachmann
Born April 6, 1956 (age 65 years), Michele is a top member of the Republican party.
She represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015.
She was also a candidate for the 2012 US presidential election, on behalf of the Republican party.
Her contributions are highly respectable.
10. Sarah Palin
Sarah Louise Palin served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
She was nominated by the Republican Party for the position of Vice President of the US back in the 2008 election alongside John MacCain.
Although her political career was flooded with a couple of controversies, her efforts cannot be under-estimated.
11. Maxine Waters
Maxine Moore Waters is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district since 1991.
Her contributions over the past 3 decades are remarkable.
Aside from this, she’s both the first female, and first African American person to have a chair on the House Financial Services Committee.
12. Michelle Obama
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is one of the most famous female politicians.
Served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
Note that she was the first African-American to serve in this position.
She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
She stood right beside her husband to make the world a better place.
She advocated (and is still doing so) for healthy families, girls’ educations, and service members.
Her memoir Becoming alone has probably inspired a whole generation of little girls with dreams of being in politics and changing the planet for the better. The book has a lot of positive reviews.