7 photos that perfectly capture the history-making wave of women who won on Election Day
Women across the country saw historic wins in Tuesday's Midterm elections.
The night was poised to be a night of firsts, with a record number of women on the ballot and a number of candidates set to diversify Congress.
And the night resulted in just that, with victories for Native American, Muslim, black, gay and female candidates.
An all-time record number of women ran in Congressional races this year and now there are more women in Congress - 113 - than ever before.
At a state level, Democrat Janet Mills of Maine and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota were elected as their state's first-ever female governors, and another 3,379 women were their parties' nominees for legislative seats.
This year's election saw a 75% increase in women of color running for Congress since 2012. A record-high 40 women of color were elected to the House, beating the previous record of 38.
Here, Business Insider takes a look at some of the women who made history.