By The Hill Staff - 10/24/12 09:00 AM EDT
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWould Obama leave country if Trump wins? WH spokesman won't say. Key GOP chairman calls for 'robust review' of AT&T-Time Warner deal Mosul campaign Trump called 'total disaster' making gains, officials say 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 GabbardLawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports Saudi skeptics gain strength in Congress Lawmakers seek answers on Pentagon employees' casino, strip club charges MORE. What they have in common is a future of likely achievement above what used to be called the glass ceiling.