When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court in August 1993, she became the second woman to sit in this court (Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman) and the first Jewish justice since 1969. After three months of searching for a candidate, Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate approved her nomination by a vote of ninety-six to three and she was sworn in.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome many obstacles as a woman and as a Jew to achieve her success. She applied for a job with the local Social Security office while she was pregnant. She was appointed to a position and when she told them that she was pregnant, they demoted her three levels in pay. She has paved the way for other Jewish women to move up the ladder of success.