All has been debated. Opinions have run rampant on social media. The roller coaster that has been the 2016 election season is about to come to a close, as America heads to the polls on November 8 to decide our next president.
Who will it be? Clinton or Trump? Red or blue? Regardless of how this election turns out, here in New York City, we wonder if it’s only a matter of time before we see the next Trump/Clinton ticket. The powerful daughters of this year’s candidates will make for an interesting
election in eight years, as Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump could both make a case for landing on the 2024 ballot.
But the duo are far from the only women in Manhattan equipped to lead the U.S. Who might they be? Who could be members of the cabinet? Here, we present the inaugural six members of the First Daughters Club—formidable personalities all.
Emma Bloomberg: Secretary of State
The eldest daughter of Michael Bloomberg has an MBA from Harvard, an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an undergraduate degree from Princeton. She sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies and is poised to shape the direction of her family’s fortune.
Dylan Lauren: Secretary of Commerce
Dylan’s eponymous candy shop boasts locations across the country, but the candy queen also has a sweet spot for philanthropy. The only daughter of Ralph and Ricky Lauren founded Dylan’s Candy BarN to support animal welfare organizations.
Zibby Schwarzman: Secretary of Treasury
The daughter of Blackstone Group founder Stephen Schwarzman has an MBA from Harvard and is CEO of Nene’s Treats, a family-owned and -operated crumb cake business. In her spare time, she’s raising four children and pursuing freelance writing, and serves on the board of trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System, the Mount Sinai Parenting Center and the Library Council of the New York Public Library.
Bee Shaffer: Attorney General
Bee’s mom, the indelible Anna Wintour, said it best: “Fashion goes in only one direction—forward—and I am a firm believer in thinking that way too.” Her daughter seems to have
embodied that. The Columbia grad has delved into television, and she now contributes to America’s laugh track as a segment producer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Aerin Lauder: Secretary of the Interior
The daughter of Jo Carole Lauder and Ronald Lauder, Aerin is senior vice president and creative director of the family company, Estée Lauder. Lauder has also branched out with AERIN, a global luxury lifestyle brand curated by her own passion for art, travel, fashion and design.
Emilia Fanjul: Secretary of Energy
The daughter of sugar cane magnates Pepe and Emilia Fanjul, Emilia is head of the Drawing Room, a “jewel box” on the Upper East Side that showcases hard-to-find brands. Emilia also
balances family responsibilities as a mother of three, spending her time between New York City and Locust Valley.