Elaine Chao made history when she became the first Asian American woman appointed to a U.S. president's cabinet. She served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush, and before that directed the Peace Corps. But making her mark on the U.S. was not easy. As a child, she spent 37 days traveling by boat to get from Taiwan to America. Elaine Chao talks about her journey and her career with host Michel Martin.
For Elaine Chao, A Tough Voyage To U.S. Leadership
By editor • Jul 18, 2012
Originally published on July 18, 2012 12:16 pm