Women Will Get It Done

The U.S. Senate extended Jessica Rosenworcel’s tenure at the Federal Communications Commission, elevating her from acting chair to permanent chair and making her the first woman to ever hold the post. [Public Policy Law360 12/7/21]

Nassau County (New York) Chief of Detectives has nominated Keechant Sewell to be the first female and third Black Commissioner of the New York Police Department. [NPR 12/15/21]

Starting in January the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico will have women representing all six of its city council district seats. [The 19th 12/12/21]

Christine Wormuth is the first woman Secretary of the Army [USAToday 5/27/21

Amy Schneider, a Jeopardy champion, is the first woman and 4th person to win more than $1 million. [1/8/22]

Rachel Balkovec is the first female manager of a minor league baseball team. She will be the manager of the Low-A Tarpons, next season. The team is part of the New York Yankees organization. She has been part of the Yankee organization since 2019 as a minor league hitting coach. [People 1/10/22]