Kay Bailey Hutchison is a business woman and public servant with more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. In January 2013, she stepped down from twenty years in the U.S. Senate, representing the state of Texas. She served in the Senate leadership, having first been elected Vice-Chairman of the Republican Conference and later elected Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-highest ranking Republican Senator. Forbes magazine ranked her one of the world's 100 most powerful women.
What to Expect From Washington in 2015—and Beyond
With nearly two decades of experience in the U.S. Senate, Senator Hutchison is an expert on the top issues facing America today. She offers an insider’s perspective to understanding the challenges being faced by America, and how the country must respond to them. Whether it’s the national economy, homeland defense or foreign affairs, Hutchison offers valuable insights as to how these issues will play out in Congress this year—and how they will affect you.
Trailblazer: Forging the Path for Women in Leadership
In 1993, Senator Hutchison made history by becoming Texas’s first—and only—female senator. But prior to that, Hutchison had already amassed significant victories for women in politics: in the Texas House and as State Treasurer. Senator Hutchison’s trailblazing legacy spans back the 60’s, when she was one of only five women to graduate law school at the University of Texas and the 70's when she became the first woman television news correspondent in Houston. As a noted historian, she has studied women in leadership from America’s earliest days and combines that with observations and suggestions for leadership today. She has written three widely acclaimed books on women who broke barriers to lead our country. Once listed among the world’s most powerful women by Forbes magazine, Hutchison has established herself as a female leader who inspires other women to pursue their dreams.
In June 2000, Kay Bailey Hutchison and several colleagues coauthored Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, and in 2004, she released her first book, a national best seller, American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country.Senator Hutchison published her second bestseller, Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, in October 2007. Her latest book is Unflinching Courage. In 2013, the Dallas City Council voted to name its Convention Center the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas in honor of her dedicated service.