Women have emerged in politics like never before, giving a new face to governments around the world. From fresh faces like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Finland’s Sanna Marin to seasoned officials like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Queen Elizabeth II, these women are paving the way for young girls everywhere. These fierce females have also opened the door to more cultural diversity; Sonia Sotomayor was the first Latina to join the Supreme Court, and Ilhan Omar went from being a Somali refugee to representing Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. Read on for more women who put the “power” in “female empowerment.”
AOC Is The Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC for short, was elected to Congress in 2019, serving as the Representative for New York’s 14th District. Politicians were shocked to see the then 29-year-old defeat 10-term New York Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley.
AOC is known for her strong delivery in speeches and debates and for co-authoring the Green New Deal, a proposal that responds to the climate crisis. Her responses to controversial issues have rattled politics and made AOC a prominent voice for Democratic Socialists.