A haredi mother-of-11 children is the longtime chief of staff for Israel's President Reuven "Ruby" Rivlin. Here's a brief profile of and interview with Rivka Ravitz.
Rivka Ravitz is a relative of the late head of the non-hasidic Degel HaTorah faction of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ), Rabbi Avraham Ravitz, and went to college at a time when he could protect her and at a time when there was – briefly – permission from top haredi rabbinic leaders for women to to so.
There are no female haredi Knesset members. In fact, their are no female members of haredi parties' Knesset lists – except for the failed, all female party started for this past Knesset election after haredi rabbis refused to allow women to run for office. The members of this new all-female party and their families and children were threatened by the official modesty squad linked to Degel HaTorah. Their kids would be expelled from all haredi schools, the women politicians were told, and their husbands and entire families would be shunned unless the women shut down the party, gave up on all political aspirations, and apologized. (Israel's police and attorney general are still, supposedly, investigating the threats.)
In other words, Rabbi Avraham Ravitz's enforcers openly (and illegally) threatened haredi women who tried to have a life in politics.
This isn't meant to take away from his relative Rivka Ravitz's accomplishments in any way.
But it is meant to point out that she was given exceptional access to higher education that is by no means the norm now or then, and was allowed to hold a position of authority that other haredi women would have almost certainly been shunned for holding.
[Hat Tip: Joel Katz.]