Joe Biden, after winning the US Presidential elections has picked several women for various key positions. Among the women who hold notable positions is Kamala Harris, who has been chosen as the Vice-President. It is to be noted that she is the first woman, the first Black and the first Indian American to have been elected for the vice president.
According to a report, Biden also has named several other women to serve as his White House counsel and deputy chief of staff. Citing figures from the transition team, 53 per cent of Biden-Harris senior transition staff are women and 52 per cent of all transition staff are women.
“As he did during the campaign to his transition, Joe Biden will be intentional in finding diverse voices to develop and implement his policy vision to tackle our nation’s toughest challenges,” a Biden-Harris transition official said in a statement. Meanwhile, several women have been selected for high-level national security positions like Avril Haines, a candidate for CIA director or director of national intelligence; Susan Rice, a contender for secretary of State; and Michele Flournoy, for secretary of Defense.
“He did that with the appointment of Kamala Harris and he’s clearly doing that in who he is picking to be a part of his transition,” Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “If the goal at the end of the day is to have an administration that looks like America, having a transition team that looks that way will only make that process easier,” she added.