Earlier this week Cosmopolitan published an article titled "7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President" that listed women who could run for president in 2020 and win.
While offering interesting possibilities, the article's list of names — Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tammy Duckworth, Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah — did not include a single Republican.
In response to this critique, the author of the Cosmo piece said on Twitter that "no GOP women are likely to challenge Trump in 2020, which is what this article is about."
Yet since there is still a chance of a primary challenge, here in no particular order are seven Republican women who could become the first-ever female president of the United States.
And no, Caitlyn Jenner did not make the list.
1. Joni Ernst
Joni Ernst already broke a glass ceiling in her political career when in November 2014 she became the first female U.S. Senator to represent Iowa.
Before that, she served in the Army reserves, serving as a company commander in Iraq and Kuwait and then retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.
Senator Ernst has a fairly high profile, having sponsored pro-life legislation in Congress and giving the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union in 2015.
2. Carly Fiorina
The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina was one of many presidential hopefuls in the crowded 2016 Republican Primary field.
Before the first primary was held, Fiorina got a lot of buzz for her performance during the GOP debates, especially the undercard debate in January which Time declared her the winner.
Fiorina was also a featured speaker at the 2016 March for Life, the largest annual gathering of pro-life activists in the country.
3. Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley accomplished a major milestone in November 2010, when she became the first female and first Indian-American governor of South Carolina.
"The fact that I happen to be an Indian female, of course that brings a new dynamic," she told Newsweek months before the 2010 election.
"But what I hope it does is cause a conversation in this state where we no longer live by layers, but we live by philosophies."
Haley also gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address and presently Haley serves as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
4. Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice has broken her share of glass ceilings already, becoming the first woman to be a National Security Adviser and then the first African-American woman to be Secretary of State, both under President George W. Bush.
Rice has a strong academic background. She earned a bachelor of arts at age 19, later graduating with a masters and a doctorate. Rice then became a professor at Stanford University.
Since Bush left office, she has remained in the public eye, having a memoir published in 2011 and becoming the first woman member of the Augusta National Golf Club in 2012.
5. Mary Fallin
Mary Fallin broke a glass ceiling in 2010 when she was elected the first woman governor of the state of Oklahoma. She was re-elected in 2014 by an overwhelming margin.
Fallin also has federal government experience, having served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007-2011.
Fallin has championed pro-life legislation at both the state and federal level, and gave a speech at the 2009 March for Life.
6. Susana Martinez
Susana Martinez garnered two notable milestones in 2010, when she became the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Latino governor in the United States of America.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2013, Martinez stressed the importance of regular outreach by the GOP to the nation's growing Latino community.
"It's extremely important that we elect people that look like the population they serve," said Martinez in 2013.
"We have to make sure that as Republicans we don't just visit Latinos during election time, but that we make them part of the solution."
7. Kelly Ayotte
Former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte broke a glass ceiling in 2004 when she became the New England state's first female attorney general.
In 2010, she was elected to the U.S. Senate and narrowly lost re-election in 2016. Known for her bipartisan efforts, Ayotte received positive farewell messages from both her Democrat and Republican peers in the Senate.
"She's a warrior, she's a class act, and she's my friend," stated Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri last year. "There is something about her demeanor that lifts you up."