Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (6th Annual Women of Power Legacy Award recipient) The civil rights and feminist leader is in her eleventh term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia. Since becoming involved in her stateâ€™s politics, Congresswoman Norton has worked tirelessly to bring complete democracy to the people of DC. Sheâ€™s solidified infrastructure deals such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters and new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The Washingtonian has both created and preserved jobs in the DC area. When it comes to education, sheâ€™s responsible for making higher education in U.S. public colleges and universities available at in-state rates to D.C. residents. The congresswoman is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those living in the district.