She graduated magna cum laude from Trinity College and attained her law degree from George Washington University. She founded and ran The Polling Company Inc./Women Trend, a market research and political polling firm. She is an author, she is the first woman to be a successful presidential campaign manager, and she will serve as Counselor to the President in President Trump’s administration, all while being a married mother of four children. Sounds like a feminist icon. However, there is a problem. She is a Republican.
Kellyanne Conway has risen to prominence in a male dominated profession, and played a key role in pulling off one of the biggest upsets in American political history.
However, there is more concern in the media about what she wore to the inauguration than the fact that she helped make the inauguration of President Donald Trump a reality.
Trump referred to Conway as “a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory.”
Holly Scheer wrote in the Federalist that Kellyanne Conway is “a rockstar in politics right now, and that her reputation is hard-earned and well-deserved.”
Kellyanne Conway has extensive experience working for Republican candidates and officeholders alike. Primarily through her polling firm, she has worked for Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz, Mike Pence, and many others. Her primary focus has been on outreach to women.
Many so-called feminists are actors who make a living by pretending to be someone else in front of a camera. Kellyanne Conway, on the other hand, has done countless interviews on camera and worked tirelessly behind the scenes for her various clients. Kellyanne Conway is a genuine hard-working woman, and it would be beneficial to celebrate women like her. Our society could use less coverage of people whose only talent is pretending to be someone else, particularly when talking about politics. We could also use more coverage when talking about people, particularly women, who have actual talent and have created a name for themselves in a world outside of the pretend.