Elaine Chao: One woman’s rise from immigrant roots to the presidential Cabinet – CNN

Updated 11:49 AM ET, Tue June 6, 2017

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Washington (CNN)Knowing Elaine Chao from afar for many years, there are a lot of words I would use to describe her: smart, tough, accomplished and, yes, badass.

“I try not to have too many regrets. But I will say to young women, you know, when in my generation, we were taught that we can have it all. And so it was thought, well, you have a career. And then you would, you know, have your family and, well, there’d be no problem. Well, it doesn’t work like that,” she said, growing emotional.

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