All of us conservative women have experienced the feeling of being placed in a box by our liberal counterparts. Time and time again, we are told that our party represents only old, white men and, time and time again, the conservative movement proves them wrong. The women in our movement continue to break barriers and make history, and because of this, we are so very proud. Here are five conservative women that inspire not only me, but conservative women across America:

 

1. Tomi Lahren 

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Born into a military family in South Dakota, Tomi had humble beginnings. In a very personal way, she grew to appreciate the sacrifices of servicemen and women, and the symbolism of American freedom. Upon graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tomi pursued a career in political commentary.  She experienced her “big break” far sooner than she imagined. In 2014, she applied to OAN in hopes of receiving an internship, and instead walked out with her own show to host. Currently, Tomi is best known for her work with TheBlaze, where she shares her “Final Thoughts” at the end of every show. Tomi’s bold, unashamed style of political commentary has taught young women to speak their minds no matter the circumstances.

2. Governor Nikki Haley 

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The daughter of Indian immigrants, Governor Haley was born in the town of Bamberg, South Carolina. She developed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age due to her involvement in her parent’s small business.  This later influenced her admiration of economics and politics. Governor Haley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Clemson University and began her career working in the business realm.  That was followed by two terms in South Carolina House of Representatives, and finally governorship. By being the youngest governor in America, and the second Indian governor in America, Governor Haley has taught both young women and minorities the importance of political engagement.

 

3. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

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Rep. Stefanik was born in Albany, New York. Having been raised by small business owners, she too grew up appreciating the entrepreneurial mindset. Rep. Stefanik is Harvard University alumna. Upon graduating, she began her political journey as a Domestic Policy Council aide to President George W. Bush. She then worked in the office of the White House Chief of Staff. Her most notable political staffing endeavor was on the Romney/Ryan Presidential campaign, where she served as the manager of debate preparation for Paul Ryan. After years of political staffing, Rep. Stefanik successfully ran for U.S. Congress in NY-21, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She inspires young woman every day, reminding us that it is never “too early” to pursue public office.

4. Lila Rose 

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At the tender age of fifteen, Lila founded an organization called “Live Action.” It began as high school and college pro-life activism, and has gone on to become one of the most influential pro-life organizations in the country. Live Action is now known for its undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood and various other abortion facilities. Live Action has discovered shortcomings within the abortion industry, such as statutory rape and underage prostitution cover-ups. She teaches women to stand up for their beliefs about human life, despite criticism from the left.

 

5. Katie Pavlich 

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A self-described Daughter of the American Revolution, Pavlich was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. She received her education close to home, majoring in broadcast journalism at the University of Arizona. Pavlich is now known for her extensive achievements in political journalism, most notably her contributions to Townhall.com and The Hill. She is also known for authoring two books including Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women.  This book addresses the Left’s abortion, self-defense, and feminist rhetoric that, many believe, harms women. Her bravery and outspoken journalism efforts have inspired many conservative women to stand up themselves against the Left’s failed attempts to champion women’s rights.

Alexandra A
FFL Contributor