Following White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's resignation on July 21, Sarah Sanders was elevated to the role of White House Press Secretary. That promotion makes Sanders only the third woman to serve in the position since its inception in 1929.
Sixty-four years later, Dee Dee Myers became the first woman to fill the role, serving President Bill Clinton from January 1993 to December 1994. In 2007, George W. Bush appointed the second female press secretary when he hired Dana Perino (now a Fox News commentator).
President Barack Obama's administration elapsed without a female press secretary. But eight years after Perino exited the West Wing, President Trump named Sanders to the job.
Of those three female appointees, two were hired by Republican presidents.
The White House press secretary, especially over the first six months of Trump's tenure, is often one of the most visible members of a presidential administration. Given the feminist narrative that Republicans are resistant to placing women in positions of power, it's worth noting the party has named more females to fill this key role.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also made history as the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign when she led Trump to victory last November.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.