Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. Representative from Florida. She is the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress, as well as the first Republican woman elected to the House from Florida and the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House. In 2011, she gave the first Spanish-language Republican response to the State of the Union address.
“I think every woman in elective office should think of herself as a feminist, and I don’t think that we should have labels of liberal or conservative attached to that. Because I think that if you’re in a position of leadership and that you can help young women aspire be the best that they can be, that makes you a feminist whether you want to call yourself that or not. You’re a role model, you’re a leader, and you’re trying to leave your mark in the world and leave the world a better place. That makes you a feminist.”
"Don't think of everything that could go wrong. Think of everything that can go right."
Interview via Makers, Photograph from US House of Representatives