Women in Government & Public Administration

Learn about women who serve in in government and public administration!

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Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC
Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

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Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning that...
Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC
Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC

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Betty Jo Rhea served as Mayor of Rock Hill for 12 years and as a member of the City Council for 8 years. She was referred to as “the people’s mayor.” When she took over as mayor, unemployment stood at...
Deborah Blalock  | Women Vision SC
Deborah Blalock | Women Vision SC

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“Follow your passion. Don't ever forget to take care of yourself. That's critically important. I think as women, we don't always do that very well.” That’s the advice of Deborah Blalock, one of the...
Hope Blackley | Women Vision SC
Hope Blackley | Women Vision SC

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Hope Blackley defines leadership as “making other leaders.” “It’s really that simple. I’m only as good as my team. And if my team isn’t good, then I’m not good,” she said. Hope Blackley served as...
Inez Tenenbaum  | Women Vision SC
Inez Tenenbaum | Women Vision SC

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Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her state retirement to pay for her first year of law school. That was a turning point in her life, and she credits that move for later...
Women in Congress | Facts of Congress
Women in Congress | Facts of Congress

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Women received the right to vote in the United States in 1920. The first woman elected to Congress was in 1916. Jeanette Rankin was elected to the House of Representatives from the Montana. While...