Kay James Christy Turlington Rina  Shah
Ellen Tauscher Erica  Williams Simon Keli Goff
Saba Ahmed Eve Ensler Madeline  Albright
Former Senator Blanche  Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) Sabrina Schaeffer Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Hilary Rosen Clara Del Villar Maria Teresa Kumar
Jennifer Rubin Melinda Gates Sandra Day O'Connor
Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK) Donna  Brazile Swanee Hunt
Anneke Greene Marcia Fudge Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

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Former Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR)

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At age 38, former two–term U.S. Representative Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas became the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. During her tenure in Congress, Lincoln was a proponent for farmers and rural families, and in 2009, she became the first woman to chair the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She stressed the importance of her maternal responsibilities, and devised a schedule where she could achieve balance between her official and family duties. “The most important thing to me was to have a family,” Lincoln said. “I always knew there would be filler. I just didn’t know that my filler would be the Senate.”

For more, visit here: http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/L/LINCOLN,-Blanche-Lambert-(L000035)/#biography

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