Mattie Duppler, Coalitions Director for the House Republican Conference through November 2016
"The best advice I was given is that you never get anything you don't ask for. There have been plenty of derivations of this sentiment attributed to many people, but it was first told to me by a woman who has broken many glass ceilings in Washington politics and who was interviewing me for a job that I ultimately did not get; a disappointment that led me on a completely different and rewarding trajectory in my career. It has been an important reminder in moments of apprehension for me - at a moment when doubt threatens to derail me from a goal, I ask myself if I don't ask for what I want, who will?"
In her role as Coalitions Director, Mattie was senior advisor to the highest-ranking woman in Congress. She formerly served as the first female Director of Budget and Regulatory Policy for Americans for Tax Reform.