Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hillary Clinton: World Leader, Girl Scout

Joshua Hersh at the Huffington Post reports that on the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' General Assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event designed to highlight the importance of women's participation in public life.

Together with a selection of major female world leaders, including Catherine Ashton, the European Union's top diplomat, and Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the head of U.N. Women, Clinton put her name to a document calling for developing countries -- especially in the changing Middle East -- to clear the way for women to hold leadership roles.

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

As a child, she participated in swimming, baseball, and earned numerous awards as a Girl Scout! How do you think the next generation of Girl Scout Alumnae will impact the world?