The 2020 Women’s Power 100
Women are on the rise in New York politics. New York women have been elected to top posts in the state Legislature and in Congress, serve as the state’s top attorney and oversee the state’s court system. While the governor and New York City’s mayor are men, both are surrounded by influential female advisers who are shaping the direction of the state. What’s more, women are increasingly represented in leading positions in business, health care, education, media, nonprofits and advocacy. In fact, there are so many qualified female leaders that we had a difficult time capping this power list at 100 – which explains the many entries featuring two, three or even four people doing similar work or in similar fields. And as you read through the 2020 Women’s Power 100, you’ll find that every single individual on this list is truly exceptional.
23. Carolyn Maloney
Member of Congress
Carolyn Maloney represents New York’s 12th Congressional District, covering Manhattan, Queens and parts of Brooklyn, and is the first woman to serve as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, where she has taken on a pivotal role in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Her narrow primary victory this year made headlines for the extensive delay in tallying the votes and underscored concerns about mail-in voting.