It is very rare to meet personalities who can specialize and manage different fields at the same time. Betsy DeVos is a strong woman conquering all norms to accomplish her vision. She is the current secretary of education in the United States. She was born in 1958 in a family of activists and philanthropists. Her father Edgar Prince was a founder of the family Research Council and her brother, the founder of Blackwater USA. Betsy followed the family steps by also becoming an activist and a philanthropist. She attained a degree in Business and BA in political science from Calvin College. Betsy DeVos is also a businesswoman, currently chairing Windquest group which was founded in 1989. The firm invests in technology, manufacturing and clean energy to bring change in the market. Her leadership skill and ambition for growth have made her serve on numerous business boards. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.
Being a politician, she began her political involvement during the presidential campaign in 1976 where she was working for Gerald Ford. She has served as the national committeewoman and chair of MI Republican party. Her political journey has been successful with the help of his husband Dick DeVos who is also a politician. Betsy DeVos and Dick have served in the same party bringing victory to the group they support. During President Bush Era, she involved herself in the reelection campaigns and later served in his administration on different projects. Betsy DeVos is a billionaire; coming and marrying into a wealthy family. Nevertheless, she has shown her generosity together with her extended family. For many years, she has funded Michigan Republican Party, prominent party candidates, and committees. Her art of giving does not reach out only to the political organization but also to non-profit organizations. Dick and Betsy DeVos and Richard and Hellen DeVos foundations contribute fund to other groups for the betterment of all people.
Betsy DeVos is an activist who believes in equality and rights for all humanity. Recently she led a campaign to prevent sex assault in schools to providing a conducive environment to every student. Betsy addresses matters of education on a serious note by her policies she has put in place and being the current secretary of education she is in a good position to reach his goals to change the education sector. She advocates for the expansion of charter schools which are funded by government but run independently, empowering parents to decide for their children and voucher for all children to fund their education in the school of their choice.
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