"There are 25 female ambassadors posted in Washington -- the highest number ever, according to the State Department.
'This is breaking precedent,' said Selma 'Lucky' Roosevelt, a former U.S. chief of protocol.
Women remain a distinct minority -- there are 182 accredited ambassadors in Washington -- but their rise from a cadre of five in the late 1990s to five times that is opening up what had been an elite's men club for more than a century.
A key reason is the increase in the number of top U.S. diplomats who are women, what some call the "Hillary effect.'"
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