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Posted on Oct 04,2017
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Sachiko Kuno made her fortune in pharmaceuticals. Now she and Salamander Hotels & Resorts CEO Sheila Johnson are helping other women succeed with the WE Capital fund. All photographs by Jeff Elkins.

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BY LESLIE MILK

WASHINGTON, DC. - A new administration representing a change in political party usually yields a crop of new powerful women. Not in 2017: The federal-government fields are largely fallow, with a lot of agency appointments still open. Most slots that have been filled have gone to men. On the other hand, women are thriving in business, academia, arts, and media. Our list of the most powerful women in Washington offers a refreshing group who have made their way to the top.

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Muriel Bowser, mayor of DC. The District’s economy is strong, and one poll indicates she’ll likely win a second term.

Sharon Bulova, chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Bulova easily won reelection in 2015, and her role in getting the Silver Line’s first phase completed, despite Metro’s budget problems, cemented her support.

Barbara Comstock, US representative from Virginia. Though she won in 2016 without endorsing Trump, Comstock remains the rare Republican in our ever-bluer region’s congressional delegation—and is therefore someone locals count on for help with issues such as Metro funding or treatment of federal employees.

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