Tag: Women Staff

How Clinton (or Trump) Could Break Glass Ceilings in the Cabinet

October 26, 2016

It’s well known that Hillary Clinton wants gender parity in her Cabinet if she wins the White House. So it’s worth remembering the positions where glass ceilings still exist. Here’s the rundown. Of all the Cabinet and Cabinet-level roles, only four have never been held by a woman: secretary of the Treasury, secretary of defense, secretary of veterans affairs and White House chief of staff.

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Has More Black Women Than Any Presidential Campaign in History

Ashley Weatherford, New York Magazine – October 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s downtown Brooklyn campaign headquarters sits in the rich pocket of Brooklyn — not Biggie or Spike’s Brooklyn. During the day, the neighborhood pulses with the click-clack of stilettos, men’s dress loafers, and new construction, and at night it hums to the soft anthem of Ubers shuttling their passengers home.

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Kellyanne Conway’s Political Machinations

Ryan Lizza, New Yorker – October 7, 2016

In August, Conway, who is forty-nine, and a longtime Republican pollster, became Trump’s third campaign manager. Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart, a right-wing news site that has championed Trump’s candidacy, was named C.E.O. Conway, who is the first woman to run a Republican Presidential campaign, told me that she was proud of the milestone but not hung up on it. “I’ve been in a very male-dominated business for decades,” she said. “I found, particularly early on, that there’s plenty of room for passion, but there’s very little room for emotion.” She added, “I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t be fooled, because I am a man by day.’ ”

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Let’s Join Megyn Kelly and Kellyanne Conway in Talking About the Gender Dynamics of 2016!

Philip Bump, Washington Post – October 5, 2016

After the vice-presidential debate Tuesday, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly sat down with Kellyanne Conway, perhaps alerted to the presence of Donald Trump’s campaign manager thanks to the candidate’s tweet. Toward the end of the segment, Conway noted that Hillary Clinton is barely earning half of the vote from women.

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Trump Takes Aim at Clinton’s Lead Among Women

Katie Glueck, Politico – September 10, 2016

In the driveway of the Quality Inn hotel, between corn fields and a Burger King, two black SUVs appeared on a sunny Saturday afternoon to deposit six of Donald Trump’s most enthusiastic advocates. The “Trump-Pence Women’s Empowerment Tour” had arrived.

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Kellyanne Conway on Why She Thinks Donald Trump Deserves Young Women’s Votes

Ashley Parker, Glamour – September 7, 2016

Over the past year, Glamour‘s team of writers and editors have spoken to thousands of young women in Iowa, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and beyond, as part of our 51 Million Voices campaign, a partnership with Facebook named for the 51 million women under 45 who are eligible to vote in 2016. And one thing is clear: For them, this election is personal. For the October issue of Glamour, we asked Hollywood activists, political legacies, and young women who know these issues better than anyone else to explain why this race matters. Here, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, discusses reading the poll numbers, how Republicans can reach more women, and what she feels are the most pressing issues in this election.

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Meet Hillary Clinton’s Anger Translator

Glenn Thrush, Politico – August 29, 2016

Neera Tanden still feels the Bern, and — to her chagrin — so does Hillary Clinton. Tanden, a longtime Clinton confidante and influential policy-politics-communications adviser, likes Sanders, respects his people (after dutifully detesting them in the primary) and helped broker the progressive policy deal that led to Bernie Sanders’ early-summer surrender.

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Can Kellyanne Conway Get Donald Trump To Stop Alienating Women?

Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight – August 25, 2016

Enter Kellyanne Conway, who Trump hired as his campaign manager last week. Conway, a longtime GOP pollster, owns her own firm, “the polling company, inc./WomanTrend,” and if you couldn’t guess it from the name, she’s made a career in no small part by providing advice to politicians and marketers about what women want (a question Mel Gibson never definitively answered). Conway even wrote a book, “What Women Really Want,” with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, and when she joined the campaign last month as an adviser, The Washington Post wrote a story about her, headlined “Inside Donald Trump’s Strategy to Win Back Women.”

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