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YouGov recently published their study of women who are most admired within the United States. YouGov explains their methodology in the article where they announce the top 10. The top 10 are as follows:

  1. Michelle Obama

  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  3. Melania Trump

  4. Ellen Degeneres 

  5. Queen Elizabeth II

  6. Oprah Winfrey

  7. Condoleezza Rice

  8. Hillary Clinton

  9. Nikki Haley

  10. Malala Yousafzai

As you might have noticed, 3 of 10 most admired women in America are conservative women. We see how conservative women are treated on the national stage. It’s normally never good. It’s encouraging to see that so many Americans admire these women despite that. Let’s highlight each conservative leaning women who made this list and the significance behind it.

Melania Trump

Arguably the most criticized woman in politics right now. The media criticizes every move she makes from what shoes she wears, to how expensive her clothes are, to her accent. It is ridiculous to watch someone be so ridiculed for being the First Lady. Melania exuberates class and dignity. She is a protective mother, a gentle person, and incredibly intelligent. Her coming in as the third most admired woman in America just shows that people aren’t buying what the media is selling. The grace that she shows towards others is admirable. 

Condoleezza Rice

Sometimes I feel like Condoleezza Rice is severely overlooked, but America has proven me wrong making her the 7th most admired woman in the United States. Condoleezza Rice made her name from being Secretary of State during some of the hardest times in American history. She always cut through the nonsense. Condoleezza Rice still doesn’t partake in the political arena’s messy persona. In fact, she makes it a point to not get involved. It speaks for itself that she is still being regarded as highly as she deserves.

Nikki Haley

Former South Carolina Governor and former United Nations Ambassador for the United States of America are two heavy titles that Nikki Haley bore with dignity, passion, and elegance. She hasn’t letf the political scene, but has made her name as a common sense conservative. In fact, I would argue, that she is one of the most important voices in politics. You always know where she stands and she isn’t afraid to say something that the national media won’t like. She took a lot of heat during her time as UN Ambassador, but clearly her reputation precedes any negative press because she has made this list. She is one of the fastest moving on the list as well so we know by now to keep our eyes on Nikki Haley. 

It’s encouraging that young girls have women like Melania Trump, Condoleezza Rice, and Nikki Haley to look up. What a wonderful example of what strong, empowered women should be. 

We appreciate them representing us with class, strength, and passion.

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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