Washington: South Carolina’s Republican governor Nikki Haley and Neera Tanden, president of liberal think tank, the Centre for American Progress, have been named among the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014 by The Working Mother magazine.
Nikki Haley and Neera Tanden have been recognised for their achievements by the magazine. Pics/AFP
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to Sikh immigrant parents from India, Haley has made The Working Mother list for ‘breaking a lot of political ground’.
Haley is the youngest US governor in office, the first woman governor of South Carolina and one of two sitting Indian American governors. Tanden, who worked as policy director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has been recognised by Fortune as one of the Most Powerful Women in Politics.
A graduate of University of California, Los Angeles and Yale Law School, Tanden has worked on domestic policy for both the Obama and Clinton administrations and also for think tanks.