By The Hill Staff - 10/24/12 09:00 AM EDT
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump marks anniversary of March on Washington Navarro on Trump: 'He's unfit to be human' Ice Cube: 'I will never endorse a mothaf---a' like Trump MORE, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice — these are women who have made their marks in politics in a big way. But look beyond this highest tier of the country’s most powerful figures and you’ll find a cadre of highly effective women fighting for policies and drawing attention, both favorable and critical, to their own political futures.
The Hill releases its 25 Women to Watch feature to identify those who are getting noticed or who already have begun to distinguish themselves as natural leaders, inspirational figures or gutsy risk-takers. They come from Capitol Hill, presidential campaigns, K Street, the White House and beyond. Each of these women prompts the question, “What might her future hold?”
The list is neither comprehensive nor scientific, but it seeks to identify women of whom one should expect to hear more. It includes both widely known names, such as Sheryl Sandberg, and others new to the scene, such as Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHawaii GOP chairman denounces Republican challenging Tulsi Gabbard Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard will vote for Clinton Sanders gives blessing as Dems nominate Clinton MORE. What they have in common is a future of likely achievement above what used to be called the glass ceiling.