5 Women You Should Know Who Are Reinventing the Republican Party

The year 2014 was named the 'year of the Republican women,' but with the recent headlines including heavy-hitters like FOX news correspondent Megyn Kelly challenging the status quo, this year is shaping up to be just as impactful as the last. 

The second GOP 2016 presidential debate takes place Wednesday night, and with the last one still making headlines with FOX reporter Kelly and fellow candidate Carly Fiorina schooling Donald Trump on women's rights, we couldn't help but wonder: Who are the other leading women of the GOP?

Check out the gallery above to learn about five Republican women who are transforming the part from Congress to television screens across America.

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Joni Ernst | Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is a bona fide woman in charge. Despite her humble beginnings on a farm, Ernst rose to rank as a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard, embracing the contradiction that a woman can be both liberated and conservative. Ernst is a strong-willed activist when it comes to economic reform, with some calling her the new face of the GOP at Obama's most recent State of the Union address. Photo Credit: Facebook

Mia Love I Brooklyn-born Haitian-American Mia Love is the current U.S Representative of Utah's 4th congressional district. Love made history as the first African-American Republican woman to represent in Washington. Love is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Photo Credit: Facebook

Cathy McMorris | U.S. Rep for Washington's 5th congressonal district Cathy McMorris is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, which means she holds the No. 4 position in the House leadership hierarchy. Her position makes her one of the most powerful GOP women on Capitol Hill Photo Credit: Getty Images

Martha McSally | As a retired Air Force Colonel of 26 years, McSally was the first woman to fly in combat. During her time at the Air Force, McSally denied the Department of Defense's request for her to wear a traditional robe off base while in Saudi Arabia. Her reasoning? McSally refused to "send the message that she believes women are subservient to men." Photo Credit: Facebook

Laura Ingraham | Alongside Megyn Kelly, Ingraham is a commentator, author, and a permanent guest on "The O’Reilly Factor" — one of the highest-rated cable news talk programs. Ingraham has become a staple in conservative news outlets in a predominantly male-dominated arena of political talk and radio shows.  Photo Credit: Facebook