In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat in the 2016 election, many females and males alike agreed that they lost the opportunity to elect the first female president.
Clinton, in her concession speech, acknowledges that she couldn’t break through the glass ceiling that has plagued women. But one thing the media and Americans overlooked: there was another woman who was making history in politics.
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Kellyanne Conway, who was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, became the first female to oversee and win a U.S. presidential campaign.
Last night, @KellyannePolls : "She didn't break the glass ceiling. I did." (She's the first female campaign director to win a presidential.)
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 9, 2016
Granted, Conway wasn’t actually Trump’s campaign manager. Conway reportedly was acting as a senior advisor for Trump during his campaign.
Still during her stint as a senior advisor, she has successfully managed a presidential candidate unlike any other. She forged a path that brought her candidate straight to the White House. Conway is aware that she is in a “very male-dominated business.”
She said the fact that she is a woman has very little, if anything, to do with her success. She says: “I wasn’t hired because of my gender. But it’s a special responsibility. I want to do right, apart from my gender — I want to do right as a campaign manager.”
It wasn’t always an easy run for Conway. She has been regularly ridiculed personally and for who she was representing. She faced attacks regularly from Hollywood stars and the media constantly.
@KellyannePolls You will come to regret caping for this buffoon. But, go ahead, get your money.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 4, 2016
when it's all over Kellyanne Conway can go back to being that mother who kills the better cheerleader so her daughter makes the squad
— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) November 6, 2016
Kellyanne Conway looks like an actress you'd cast to play Ann Coulter in a Weird Al video.
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) November 8, 2016
Conway has seemingly gotten the last laugh over the Hollywood starlets and haters who bullied her for her political ideology and party affiliation. She successfully handled a presidential candidate who was unorthodox, to say the least, and ultimately helped him win the White House.
In the end, she will go down in history helping Trump pull off a staggering victory. Her dedication is clearly one of her strongest goals and it paid off.