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Who is Janet Yellen, Biden’s pioneering pick to lead the Treasury amid a deep crisis? – The Washington Post

If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department since the institution was founded in 1789.

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Yellen, 74, has had a long career of breaking glass ceilings for women and handling big crises. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department since the institution was founded in 1789.
So who is Yellen? Born in Brooklyn, Yellen is a renowned economist who spent years as a professor before venturing into Democratic politics as head of President Bill Clintons Council of Economic Advisers in the late 1990s. She then took on a series of high-profile roles at…

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