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Elizabeth Dole’s Political Career and Notable Firsts

Elizabeth Dole is the first woman to serve as a United State Senator for North Carolina and the first female Republican presidential candidate. Dole worked under six different presidents and her career included other notable firsts: the first female Secretary of Transportation and the first female executive of the American Red Cross since its founder, Clara Barton…

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Squaring Off Against a Pandemic, Rochelle Walensky Has One of the World’s Toughest Jobs

Doctor and scientist Rochelle Walensky is the current Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Her role as Director is a challenging one and has, in the past, been criticized for lack of transparency and poor communication; and given that a new pandemic had begun tearing through the country prior to her nomination, it would seem daunting for any expert…

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Amy McGrath Broke the Military’s Glass Ceiling for Combat Pilots Before Turning to Politics

In seventh grade, when many adolescents are focused on developing their social lives and worrying about what their peers think of them, Amy McGrath discovered a dream: becoming a fighter pilot. Her memoir, Honor Bound: An American Story of Dreams and Service, details how her dream began with a research project in American History where she chose to focus on World War II aircraft…

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Three-Term Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Is a ‘Champion for Change’ for Women, Immigrants, and Human Rights

Dubbed a “Champion for Change” by the White House, United States Representative Pramila Jayapal is currently serving her third term in Congress representing Washington’s 7th District. She represents most of Seattle as well as some suburban areas of King County. She was elected in 2016 and is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Presidents Come And Go, But Victoria Nuland’s Diplomatic Commitment To Empowering People Never Waivers

Ambassador Victoria Nuland currently serves as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, making her the State Department’s highest-ranking career official. She was a Political Officer at the United States Embassy in Russia from 1991 until 1993 and built an enviable career of over three decades in the Foreign Services…

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