Albright Highest Woman in U.S. Government

(WOMENSENEWS)–1996. Madeleine Korbel Albright was nominated by President Clinton as secretary of state, becoming the highest ranking woman in the U.S. government.Albright was the first woman to hold the post, succeeding 63 men. She served two terms with Clinton.She has said that she believes a woman will be president “sooner rather than later.”Albright has a reputation for toughness and understanding of the military that stems from her appointment as ambassador to the United Nations in 1993. Asked how her gender has affected her ability to do her job, she has said, “I represent the U.S. and as such I am treated as the U.S. representative. Gender doesn’t matter.”Albright’s understanding of international relations began at an early age, as her family dodged tyranny twice over.