1NEWS – Who says age is a barrier to achieving your goals? It’s never too late for success. The following women prove that age is not a reason to stop fighting for your dreams.
Recently, Forbes magazine released a list of ’50 Over 50′ in which there are women who achieve success when entering the age of 50 years.
Among these great women, there are three female politicians who can be an inspiration, that a woman is capable of holding important positions in politics. Who are they?
Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives
This figure is the first woman to successfully occupy the position of Chair of the United States House of Representatives (DPR) at the age of 66 years.
History records, on January 4, 2007, legislator John Boehner handed the chair of the House of Representatives to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Party representative from California.
In her speech, Pelosi stated that the moment a woman could sit in the chair of the DPR has been eagerly awaited for more than 200 years.
This position makes Pelosi the only woman who can reach the second position in the presidential succession line–before the era of Kamala Harris was elected as US Vice President–if the incumbent US President had to step down for some reason.
Then in 2018, during the administration of President Barack Obama, this woman was re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. At that time, Pelosi was instrumental in holding the House vote for the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.
Pelosi’s legislature career began 20 years earlier, when she was one of only 25 women to serve in the US House and Senate. He only ran for congress when he was 47 years old.
According to him, everyone has their own time path to achieve success without having to pay attention to other people’s opinions. We, Pelosi continued, don’t have to obey other people’s views of how we should be. Now, Pelosi has entered the age of 81 years.
Kamala Harris, US Vice President
After the US had a female Speaker of the House of Representatives, it was the turn of the US Vice President’s seat which was finally occupied by the Eve. Kamala Harris has kicked off US tradition, even making the world’s eyes turn towards her since she was officially sworn in as US Vice President, accompanying US President Joe Biden, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
At the age of 56, Harris became the first Asian-American woman to hold the position. This hot seat is also not immediately achieved without effort. Previously, he had proven himself.
He started his career in law as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County in 1990 and has been described as a proficient prosecutor. Then in 2003, Harris won his first election as district attorney for San Francisco.
His career continued to climb. In 2010, she was elected California’s attorney general, making her the first black woman and person to hold the office.
In 2016, he was elected to the Senate and quickly drew attention to his assertive questions about Donald Trump administration officials during congressional hearings.
In the US Senate, he introduced and sponsored legislation to raise wages for workers and reform the broken criminal justice system.
Harris also made health care a right for all Americans, tackled the substance abuse epidemic, supported military veterans and families, and expanded access to child care for working parents.
Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State and Secretary of State
This female figure is so special because she is the most senior in the Forbes 50 Over 50 list. This year, she is 84 years old and still active in politics.
Albright served as US secretary of state when he was 59 years old. In early 1996, she officially became the 64th US secretary of state, as well as confirming her as the first woman to hold this position.
Not only that, Albright made history again when he became the first American secretary of state to travel to North Korea in October 2000. This achievement is a testament to his expertise in the political arena.
During his tenure, he has fought to advocate for the promotion of human rights and democracy around the world. He also worked hard to stop the spread of nuclear weapons from former Soviet Union colonies to North Korea.
As a diplomat, Albright was closely involved in work to normalize US relations with countries such as China and Vietnam. In 1997, he also became a leading figure in a peace mission to the Middle East, where he mediated negotiations between Israel and various Arab countries.
Writer Adisti Regita (One Indonesian Female Member)
Editor Tubagus Guritno