Who she is: Kamala Harris was chosen to become the Vice President of United States, which was already a huge step forward, as she is the first woman and the first person of color to carry out this role. She voiced on numerous occasions that it’s crucial to create a presidential Cabinet that reflects the very best of the diverse nation. You can read more thrilling facts about Harris here.
What she says: “Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth.”
Who she is: Another groundbreaking step was the appointment of Avril Haines as the National Intelligence Director. She is the first woman in history of United States to fill this role. Haines is a New York born and has previously worked as a Deputy Director of CIA, where she also was the first woman to hold this position. She has worked with Joe Biden previously as a deputy chief counsel for the Democrats party. Haines is currently 51 years old.
What she says: “Mr. President-elect…I know that you have selected us not to serve YOU, but to work on behalf of the American people — to help advance our security, prosperity & values.”
Who is she: This is, fortunately, not the end of female experts – it is now officially confirmed, that the UN Ambassador role was filled by Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She is not only a woman, but also a person of color and holds a great deal of expertise. She was previously appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during president Obama’s administration. Thomas-Greenfield is currently 68 years old and comes from Louisiana.
What she says: “My mother taught me to lead with the power of kindness and compassion to make the world a better place. I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career in Foreign Service – and, if confirmed, will do the same as Ambassador to the United Nations”
Who she is: Janet Yellen was chosen to become the Treasury Secretary. It is another ‘first’ and a big milestone, as Yellen is the first woman to hold that position. The 74-year-old economist has impressive expertise, having studied at Brown and Yale Universities and becoming an expert in labor markets. In 2014, she was nominated by president Obama to a Chair of the Federal Reserve, however, she was not reappointed under Trump’s presidency.
What she says: “Listening to others, especially those with whom we disagree, tests our own ideas and beliefs. It forces us to recognize, with humility, that we don’t have a monopoly on the truth”