Mark Landler, New York Times – December 22, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team asked the State Department this week to submit details of programs and jobs aimed at promoting gender equality, rattling State Department employees concerned that the incoming administration will roll back a cornerstone project of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman, New York Times – December 22, 2016
Kellyanne Conway, the Republican pollster and strategist who helped guide Donald J. Trump to victory in November, on Thursday was appointed counselor to the president, becoming the highest-ranking woman at the White House and one of his principal messengers to the public.
Lauren Gambino, The Guardian – December 20, 2016
Hurwitz has written speeches for every 21st-century Democratic presidential nominee. She started her career in 1998 as an intern for then-vice president Al Gore. She worked on John Kerry’s failed 2004 presidential campaign, and then in 2007, Hurwitz started the election cycle as the chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Hurwitz was behind Clinton’s famous 2008 concession speech, where she thanked her supporters for putting “18m cracks” in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling”.
Nolan McCaskill, Politico – December 7, 2016
Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t say whether she will accept a job in Donald Trump’s White House, but the senior adviser to the president-elect did share some ideas of the role she could play: the “Kellyanne role.”
Louis Nelson, Politico – December 7, 2016
Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday that she urged President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to accept a role in the incoming administration, something Conway has said she’s unlikely to do because she has four young children.
Elizabeth Denton, Allure – December 1, 2016
Corresponding with Amanda Renteria over email this week was very different from when my colleagues profiled her this past November, no less. The national political director for Hillary Clinton 2016, the Democrat’s presidential campaign, was quite hopeful that day. At the time, as you can see in the video above, she was decidedly excited about the outcome of the election.
Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 30, 2016
When Donald Trump’s history of sexual assault first became a major issue on the campaign trail, his then–campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was quick to defend him by accusing anti-Trump lawmakers of making unwanted advances on women, too. “Everybody is running around saying, ‘He’s condoning sexual assault,’” Conway said on MSNBC. “No, he’s not.” Conway hasn’t said much on the subject since, but she was forced to confront the issue again on Wednesday, when a high-school student asked her how she could “rationalize” working for Trump given his record with women.
Madeline Conway, Politico – November 30, 2016
Kellyanne Conway faced a personal question on Wednesday: How, as a woman, she rationalized managing Donald Trump’s campaign given his history of making derogatory comments about sexual assault.
Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 28, 2016
“We have a response from Kellyanne Conway who says the reporting this morning, it is sexist,” Scarborough said, reading it aloud. “She says she can have any job she wants and is thinking about taking a role inside and outside of the campaign.”
Lesley Clark, Star-Telegram – November 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton often invokes breaking the glass ceiling in her bid for the presidency. But next week’s election could also shatter a glass ceiling if the next president, be it Clinton or Donald Trump, takes aim: No woman has served as treasury secretary, defense secretary or veterans affairs secretary, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutger’s Eagleton Institute of Politics.