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We asked young conservative women who they think represents the future of the GOP


Three years ago, the GOP primary field was crowded with men save for Carly Fiorina. Men like Sens. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz were seen by many as the future of the Republican party. Since then, conservative politics has shifted, ushering Donald Trump in to the White House, which in turn prompted a worldwide women's movement.

In the wake of the women's movement we decided to ask young conservative women attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) who they think represents their goals for the future of conservatism.

"There are two women in the GOP that come to my mind, Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway," said 20-year-old Caroline Stella.

"They’re both very powerful and influential women," she said, and pointed out that Conway was the first female to successfully manage a presidential campaign.

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"Ivanka trump has been a very wonderful advocate for female empowerment, women’s rights without bringing down men," Stella said.

Madi Kutruff, 20, said Ivanka Trump, the president's oldest daughter and on of his advisers, was also her top choice.

"I think what she stands for is just amazing and I really see her as being the face of the conservative party in the future. I hope more people are starting to think that way as well, but it’s a no-brainer for me," she said.

Another top choice for many women we spoke to at CPAC was U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

"She's absolutely amazing," Kathleen Roberts, 21 said of the former South Carolina governor.

"Nikki Haley is killing it in the U.N.," said 18-year-old Liberty University student Faith Allen.

Tylar Brown, 22 did mention 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina but said she really loved former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"It makes me really upset that she doesn't want to run," Brown said.

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But politicians weren't the only examples young women we spoke to listed.

Nineteen-year-old Nafisa Kabir said Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway was one of her personal role models.

"I think she represents all that is good about the conservative women's movement," Kabir said. "She’s a wonderful mother, she has ambitions, she takes care of her family. She has a voice. I think that’s what we should be aiming for instead of trying to be better than men. I think we should be partners with men. It’s team work."

Roberts was the only person we spoke to who listed a man; Vice President Mike Pence.

"Honestly, I love Mike Pence," she said. "I want him to be President one day."

These are just a few ideas, but when it comes down to it, Allen said the real face of the conservatives women's movement is the young women who are taking part in it.

"The face of the conservative women movement is all of us combined. It’s not just one person. It can be anyone. Right now we are the face of the conservative movement," she said.

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