I'm sure we were all on the edge of our seats (or beds) early Wednesday morning as we awaited the results for the next President of the United States. Although President-elect, Donald Trump was probably not the first on your list - there are a few women who broke the glass ceiling in politics and are paving the way for other women who chose to pursue politics.
Nevada Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, made history election night as being the first Latina senator in United States history. After winning, she tweeted this:
I'm proud to be Nevada's 1st female and our nation's 1st Latina senator. It’s about time our government mirrors the diversity of our nation.— CatherineCortezMasto (@CatherineForNV) November 9, 2016
Before winning, Masto served as the chief law enforcement officer, according to The Washington Post. While in her duty, she helped pass laws to defeat the production of methamphetamine.
Masto's campaign was geared towards equal pay for equal work, increased minimum wage, immigration reform, and paid family leave, according to Think Progress
After winning, residents and voters of Nevada took to Twitter to applaud Masto on her win!
We couldn't elect the first female president, but we did elect the first Latina senator @CatherineForNV. I'm so proud of Nevada.— katie (@katietron3000) November 9, 2016
the tiniest speck of light https://t.co/ieIg3xyaj5— audra (@audrakath) November 9, 2016
One woman used a little bit of #BlackGirlMagic during this election, California Senator-elect, Kamala Harris broke barriers Wednesday when she was nominated as the first Black senator in California.
Before being nominated, Harris was elected San Franciso's district attorney and the first woman to be elected as Calfornia's Attorney General, according to L.A. Times
After winning, Kamala tweeted this:
I intend to fight for our ideals. I intend to fight for our civil rights. And I intend to fight to make our communities stronger. pic.twitter.com/aUZcVtFflK— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 9, 2016
One more woman defied the odds this election season, as well. Minnesota voters elected Somali-American Muslim, Ilhan Omar, for the first time in History as the state representative.
After coming to America, Omar claims she was struck by the racial and economic inequality, and religious "freedom". She made it her mission to change that issue.
During Omar's campaign, she fought for affordable college, a criminal justice reform, climate change, and economic equality, according to Think Progress & Huffington Post.