Girls&WomenToKnow: Mayor Ivy Taylor of San Antonio, Texas
Last year Ivy Taylor made history as the first Black woman and the second woman to hold the position. She was appointed by city council as the mayor of San Antonio
serve in the interim following Julian Castro’s departure to the Obama administration. Although she had no plan to run after her term expire this year, but on February she announced her candidacy for re-election On June 13, 2015 Taylor won re-election to the position defeating her opponent with 52 percent of the votes.
Education: Taylor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Yale University, and a Master Degree in City and Regional Planning. Taylor is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.