By Emily Peck
Powell, while successful and accomplished, simply does not have the same level of economics credentials or policy experience.
Choosing Powell “is insulting to all women,” said Heidi Hartmann, an economist who founded and runs the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “I’m disappointed that there’s no screaming from the rooftops.”
It’s been a year of screaming for many women. The president has put almost none in powerful roles in his administration. The four women in his 24-person Cabinet hold what are arguably second-tier positions. Betsy DeVos runs the Education Department, Elaine Chao heads up the Transportation Department, Linda McMahon is head of the Small Business Administration. And Nikki Haley represents the U.S. at the United Nations ― hardly a Trump administration priority.