Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrates winning the South Carolina primary in Spartanburg, South Carolina, February 20, 2016. ( JIM WATSON--AFP/Getty Images)
By Charlotte Alter
August 11, 2016

After being slammed for an all-male list of economic advisors (many named Steven) last week, the Trump campaign announced Thursday that eight women will join the candidate’s economic advisory councils.

The new list includes policy experts like Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Governor of New York who wrote a book called Beating Obamacare, Brooke Rollins, President and CEO of free market think-tank Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Kathleen Hartnett White, also of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (she directs research and policy on energy, climate change, air quality, water quality & water rights, waste and endangered species).

Trump will also be advised by Darlene Jordan, a donor who was finance co-chair for Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Judy Shelton, who was an economic advisor for the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform who recently penned an op-ed critiquing Trump’s “love-hate” relationship with the Fed.

There are also major donors on the list, including philanthropist Carla Sands, the chairman of investment firm Vintage Capital Group who hosted a Trump fundraiser at her Bel-Air mansion last month, and self-made roofing supply billionaire Diane Hendricks, who is a vice-chair of the Trump Victory Fund.

Also on the list is Liz Uihlein, president of shipping and packaging company Uline, founded by her husband Richard. In February, Richard Uihlein gave half a million dollars to a Super PAC devoted to stopping Trump.

The new list also includes one man, Anthony Scaramucci, the co-managing partner and founder of BridgeSky Capital.

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