The “Glass Ceiling” in the White House
Earlier this year there was a story of CEO Stacey Cunningham of the New York Stock Exchange where the reporter talked about breaking the glass ceiling for women. According to this NPR article this is the first time in 226 years in NYSE history where a woman has been named CEO. I think the article is pretty well written and Stacey Cunningham has a lot to be grateful for.
Why has the press overlooked the Trump Administration pushing against the “Glass Ceiling” for women in government? It’s not about simply putting women in government to fill a position or “slot”. It’s more than that, it’s about bringing onboard women who are smart, knowledgeable and experienced in the area where they are needed.
I’m sure some sort of similar “Glass Ceiling” has been reached a number of times as seen in this article which acknowledges President Trump receives little credit for some very big deals in his administration.
I’ve listed women who are currently in these critical positions, and who have done well in presenting and moving forward President Trumps agenda.
- Nikki R. Haley – Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley has stood toe to toe with the United Nations while representing the United States standing side by side with Israel. She has announced her departure as ambassador where she was an example for all.
- Elaine L. Chao – Secretary of Transportation
- Kirstjen Nielsen – Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
- Heather Wilson – Secretary of the Air Force
- Sarah Huckabee Sanders – White House Press Secretary
- Kellyanne Conway – Counselor to the President
- Linda E. McMahon – Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
- Elizabeth “Betsy” Prince DeVos – Secretary of Education
- Jovita Carranza – U.S. Treasurer
- Neomi Rao – Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
- Zina Bash – White House Domestic Policy Councilmember
- Katy Talento – White House Health Care Policy Advisor
- Melania Trump – First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) – is an example of an accomplished and knowledgeable lady in her own right, who rose from immigrant to U.S. citizen and FLOTUS.
- Karen Pence – Second Lady of the United States (SLOTUS) – is a role model as she furthers her own agenda while reaching out to the spouses and families of America’s military.
- Lindsay Reynolds – FLOTUS’s Chief of Staff
- Stephanie Winston Wolkoff – Senior Advisor to FLOTUS
- Stephanie Grisham – Director of Communications for FLOTUS
- Abigail Slater – National Economic Council
- Madeleine Westerhout – Executive Assistant to the President
- Julia Hahn – Special Assistant to the President
- Seema Verma – Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Kelly Sadler – Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach
- Mercedes Schlapp – Senior Communications Strategist
- Ivanka Trump – White House Advisor
- Jessica Ditto – Deputy Director of Communications
- Lindsay Walters – Deputy White House Press Secretary
- Helen Aguirre Ferre – White House Media Affairs Director
- Gina Haspel – Director Central Intelligence Agency
It would seem that the Trump Administration has truly broken the “Glass Ceiling” in filling these very important positions within the White House Staff and in the Administration.
What amazes me is the amount of talented women in government who are virtually ignored by publications worldwide who would do well to do extensive articles (stories and pictures) highlighting the accomplishments which these women exemplify as working wives, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, they are among America’s greatest treasures. – I am the Real Truckmaster!