4 Women of Color Who Still Broke the Glass -Ceiling in the 2016 Election

Although the 2016 election results wasn't quite what we expected, many women of color broke their own glass-ceilings by winning huge victories in their respective states. Here are a few:

Kamala Harris



California elected Kamala Harris as its first new senator in 24 years and only the second black woman to be elected to the Senate in our nation’s history.

Catherine Pugh


Pugh was elected the 50th Mayor of Baltimore by an overwhelming margin of votes. The Morgan State University graduate has become the city’s third consecutive woman mayor.

Ilhan Omar

Yesterday, Ilhan Omar made history as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator as she was elected to Minneapolis state legislature.

Val Demings


Former Orlando Police Chief, Val Demings, won Florida's Congressional District 10 after she captured 65 percent of the vote early on election night.