In the world today, a particular emphasis is placed on the need for gender equality and women empowerment. Notwithstanding, it is seldom that we recognize with equal fervor the influences conservative women have had in our country.
We have come to a point in politics were conservative woman that are strong are shaping the discourse of our country. While I would love to include myself in this list, I would love to leave that for someone else’s blog.
The following list not only recognizes the achievements of the top ten conservative women in America but also highlights their journey in politics.
1. Michelle Easton
Born and bred in Virginia, Michelle Easton is the founder and president of Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, a frontier institution that champions and mentors young women’s interest in conservative leadership.
Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Briarcliff College in New York in 1972 where she briefly taught elementary school. Later in 1973, she moved to Washington where she served for more than ten years in government services. First as a member, and after that the president, of the Virginia State Board of Education before serving extensively and actively in both President Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.
Besides working for the government, Michelle Easton has also been involved with Young Americans for Freedom and National Right to Work.
Easton has gone far and beyond to advocate for core conservative principles and goals; she has given a myriad number of great speeches and lectures on the matter. Her effort doesn’t end there. She has appeared on numerous television programs, garnered several radio interviews and published dozens of pro-conservative articles in the leading national newspapers and magazines.
2. Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin, a dedicated wife, and mother of five was born in Sandpoint, Idaho in 1964; she is perhaps the most prolific and rigorous conservative woman of the modern day. She was the nominee for Vice President in 2008 presidential election where she ran beside John McCain.
A former Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin is the current leader of Tea Party Movement in America. Her political career began when she was duly elected to Wasilla City Council as a Republican in 1992. She is admired beyond politics and has recently featured in many big TV programs including her own short-lived “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” that aired on Sportsman Channel. Sarah received her BA from Matanuska-Susitna College in 1986.
3. Phyllis Schlafly
Phyllis’s prominence in conservative politics began when she mobilized millions of women in America in the 1970s to rally against radical feminism; they brought down the Equal Rights Amendment. An attorney by profession, Phyllis is the founder and president of Eagle Forum. She is also a college lecturer and a debater. So far, Phyllis has authored over 20 highly acclaimed books and written several plausible syndicated columns. She is currently waging a battle to repeal ObamaCare and to secure our borders against illegal immigration.
4. Michelle Malkin
Born in Philadelphia in 1970, Ms. Malkin is a renowned blogger who maintains the most visited and widely read conservative blog (www.michellemalkin.com) in America, only rivaled by Fox News interactive blog. She is also a prolific writer of traditional books; she is a New York Times best-selling author whose titles include: Culture of Corruption, In Defense of Internment, Unhinged and Invasion. Malkin graduated with BA from Oberlin College in 1992.
5. Cleta Mitchell
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Cleta Mitchell has more than 30 years’ experience in politics and public policy. She is the sitting president of the American Conservative Union Foundation that organizes and funds the CPA Conference in Washington, DC. Cleta also advises corporation, state governments, state businesses and politician on proper law and policies. She strongly borrows from the Ronald Reagan “three-legged stool” philosophy of governance. She received his bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and 1975 respectively.
6. Bay Buchanan
Bay Buchanan is a prominent conservative politician, born and raised in the suburbs of Washington DC. She was appointed the United States Treasurer under President Reagan at the age of 32, the youngest person ever since its establishment in 1775. At the moment, she is the president of The American Cause, an organization that fosters the advancement of traditional conservative issues.
7. Marji Ross
Marji Ross graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in English in 1981 and had been active in conservative politics ever since. Marji is the current President and publisher of Regnery Publishing, which has published books which have revolutionized politics in the past decade.
8. Star Parker
Ms. Parker was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington in 1956; she is the current president of the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education, which she founded when she rediscovered herself. She ran for the Congressional seat in California in 2010 and was unanimously elected. Besides being a writer, Star is also a motivational speaker and a radio personality. She received her BA from Woodbury University.
9. Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is yet another prominent conservative woman. She is an author of several New York Times best-selling books. An attorney by calling, Ann is a prolific television personality, a motivational speaker, and a radio commentator. Born and bred in New York, Ann attended Cornell University, University of Michigan and University of Michigan Law school.