1992 was deemed “The Year of the Woman” because there were 7 female Senators elected. Twenty years later, we have almost tripled that number.
The 113th Senate has made history: a full 20% of the United States Senate will be female. Although this is nowhere near the 50% rate that would accurately represent women’s share of the population, it is clear that the 2012 election was historic.
NerdWallet explores the history of women Senators and the 2013 Senate, showing you who these groundbreaking Senators are.