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A woman you admire in politics and why?

Romee Giri
First female Athlete Speaker at United Nation Sports /International Taekwondo Athlete

I admire Hillary Clinton. When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. Secretary of State in 2009 serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.

In early 2007, Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency. During the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became apparent that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. After winning the national elections, Obama appointed Clinton Secretary of State. She was sworn in as part of his cabinet in January 2009 and served until 2013. In the spring of 2015, she announced her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. After a polarising campaign against GOP candidate Donald Trump, Clinton was defeated in the general elections that November.

At the end, I found her emotionally intelligent being a woman leader with a unique style and purposeful action. She is confident in herself and her decision making skills are humane.