"Elle" has released its “10 Most Powerful Women in D.C.," which includes elected leaders, media moguls and those who run the show behind the scenes.
The list includes Secretary of Commerce Penny PritzkerPenny PritzkerOvernight Tech: Trump team eyes FCC overhaul | AT&T chief says no plans to spin off CNN in merger | Commerce pick heads to hearing Tech groups warn against EU copyright rule The best way to grow and sustain a strong economy is not easy MORE, Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP rep faces testy crowd at constituent meeting over ObamaCare DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools GOP senators introducing ObamaCare replacement Monday MORE (R-Maine) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardOvernight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panel Gabbard makes secret trip to Syria Ten rumored Trump Cabinet picks who didn't get a job MORE (D-Hawaii).
“It’s good Congress is changing to be more representative of America,” Gabbard told "Elle." She’s the youngest female lawmaker on Capitol Hill as well as the first Hindu member of Congress.
If there were as many women Republicans in Congress as there are female Democrats, “There would be a better balance and more people in the center,” said Collins.“We don’t think alike, but we do bring a different life experience and perspective. We tend to be more collaborative and problem solving.”
Capricia Marshall, the Ambassador-in-Residence at the Atlantic Council, is also featured on the list. She said that Hillary Clinton should run for president: “Woman or man, we have not had a person as qualified as her, in terms of engagement with the world. There’s no one like her.”