Nikki Haley's resignation will mean there are 5 women left in President Trump's Cabinet
President Donald Trump says the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, will be leaving the administration 'at the end of the year.' They met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign. (Oct. 9) AP
WASHINGTON – When Nikki Haley leaves her job as U.N. ambassador at the end of the year, just five women will be left in President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
The other 17 Cabinet members are all men.
Trump said he is considering at least one woman to replace Haley: Dina Powell, a former deputy national security adviser to the president. Powell now works as an executive at Goldman Sachs.
The president said he also thought his daughter, Ivanka Trump, would be a "dynamite" choice, but he said he would be accused of nepotism if he appointed her.
Here's a look at the five women remaining in Trump's Cabinet:
Chao serves as secretary of transportation. This is her second Cabinet position. She served as secretary of labor for former President George W. Bush, becoming the first Asian-American woman to serve as a Cabinet officer.
Before joining the Bush administration, Chao was president and CEO of the United Way of America. She also served as director of the Peace Corps.
Chao is part of a Washington power couple. She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
DeVos serves as secretary of education.
Before joining the Trump administration, DeVos was chairman of The Windquest Group, an enterprise and investment management firm. She also was active in education issues in her home state of Michigan, where she championed charter schools and voucher programs that allow parents to receive public funding to send their children to private schools.
Haspel serves as CIA director.
She is a career intelligence officer who joined the CIA in 1985 and served most of that time as a covert agent on assignment around the world. In Washington, Haspel has served as deputy director of the CIA and as acting director and deputy director of the National Clandestine Service.
McMahon serves as administrator of the Small Business Administration, which helps small companies get federal contracts and capital.
She is the co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She stepped down as CEO in 2009 to run for the Senate. She lost the 2010 race to Democrat Richard Blumenthal and the 2012 race to Democrat Chris Murphy.
Nielsen serves as secretary of homeland security.
She previously worked as Trump's deputy chief of staff at the White House. She also served as chief of staff to former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who is now Trump's chief of staff. Nielsen advised Kelly on counterterrorism, cybersecurity and border security at the Department of Homeland Security.
Before joining the Trump administration, Nielsen was the founder and president of Sunesis Consulting, a private firm focused on ways to prepare for and prevent catastrophic events.