Kamala Harris, female empowerment

Magic Moments: Who Run the World? (Girls! Women!) Edition

We could all use a little bit of magic in our lives. So, we created Magic Moments where we round up some of the best tidbits of female empowerment and general awesomeness of the week. Check it out!

While the 115th Congress is the most racially diverse in history, we have a long way to go in that arena, as well as in gender parity – Congress is made up of just 19.4 percent women. Nevertheless, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the women that are there now, taking whacks at that glass ceiling. Here are a few that made history being sworn in:

Kamala Harris

California’s former attorney general, Sen. Harris is the first Indian American (and second female African American) senator in US history. There’s already talk of making history at the White House and she’s been assigned to major committees including homeland security, intelligence, environment, and budget. She’d have an impressive team: her sister Maya Harris was the Clinton campaign’s senior policy advisor.

Catherine Cortez Masto

Sen. Cortez Masto is a former Nevada attorney general and federal criminal prosecutor. She’s our first Latina and Mexican American senator. Ever. Let that sink in.

Tammy Duckworth

A two-term congresswoman from Illinois and Iraq vet, Sen. Duckworth is the first Thai American senator.

While we’re at it, enjoy this video of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi greeting the 65 Democratic women of the House of Representatives:

Got any #YouGoGirl moments that you think deserve a shout out? Tell us in the comments!