Secretary Elaine Chao on the Female Vote

From the Republicans to the Democrats the wives of the presidential candidates are trying to convince female voters why they should vote for their husbands.

A woman who's no stranger to the push for votes is Secretary Elaine Chao. She was the Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush and is also the wife of Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.

"We fought so hard for the right to vote and so it's really important that women vote," said Secretary Chao.

Secretary Chao says women are concerned about the same issues as men, namely the economy and jobs.

"We're concerned about providing opportunities and jobs for our children and what kind of future our grandchildren will have as well," said Secretary Chao.

While women have held prestigious political offices, a woman hasn't held the top spot of Commander in Chief.

Secretary Chao believes America is ready for a female president.

"There's so many women leaders today that are so promising and I'm sure in my lifetime I'll see a woman president," said Secretary Chao.

Since her time in President Bush's cabinet, Secretary Chao has been honored with many awards for her public and community service. She is the recipient of 34 honorary doctorate degrees.