Hillary Aims for the Global Glass Ceiling
Hillary Clinton’s presidential run thrived on her appeal to women. Now the secretary of state wants to give something back to the finer sex — and not just in America. Women’s rights will top her agenda everywhere she goes, and, in order to elevate them, everywhere she goes she’ll meet with women who “may not even be known by their own leaders,” she explains to The Washington Post.
She’s really something, that Hillary. Hey, if you like it, then you shoulda put some votes on it. — PS
Wait, before you go…
But her efforts go beyond the marble halls of government and show how she is redefining the role of secretary of state. Her trips are packed with town hall meetings and visits to micro-credit projects and women’s dinners. Ever the politician, she is using her star power to boost women who could be her allies.
“It’s just a constant effort to elevate people who, in their societies, may not even be known by their own leaders,” Clinton said in an interview. “My coming gives them a platform, which then gives us the chance to try and change the priorities of the governments.”
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