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Hillary began March on a date with Bill Clinton to see the musical Hamilton, then playing Off-Broadway.  It since has moved to The Great White Way and is a huge hit.

The Clintons lost another friend when Rev. Theodore Hesburgh passed away.

The media, and particularly the New York Times, launched what would become a season or more of attacks based on Hillary’s use of a private email server.  These were regularly deflected by the State Department, Media Matters, and members of Hillary’s own team who came to her defense. Hillary herself addressed the issue several times and insisted that she wanted the public to see her emails.   Since that time, many have been released by the State Department and news sources continue to pour over them.

Hillary continued her active public speaking career with participation in CGIU, a No Ceilings event with Chelsea and Melinda Gates, the annual U.N. Women’s Empowerment event (where the media paid far more attention to a brief presser she gave on the sidelines about – yep – her emails), a surprise visit to eBay execs in San Jose, California, and what was to become the final professional speaking engagement for the duration addressing camp professionals in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Near the end of March, she keynoted the Toner Award event in D.C.

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Hillary also continued being recognized with awards and honors.  Emily’s list bestowed their We Are Emily Award on her and  Irish America Magazine inducted her into their Hall of Fame.
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is presented with a gift by Niall O'Dowd, publisher of the "Irish America" magazine for being inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in New York
Over the course of the month,  Hillary became very active on Twitter speaking out on a variety of issues.  This attention to current events on social media added to the weaning off of scheduled paid speaking events signaled that change was in the air.  Meanwhile the House Select Committee on Benghazi continued beating their drums and ended the month insisting that she testify in private rather than publicly.  It was becoming clear that there was an impending campaign and the Republicans in Congress intended to head it off or inflict damage by using their sworn sacred duty for dirty political purposes.  That was lost on no one here or anywhere in the Hillary world.

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Early in February, Leo DiCaprio took a break from filming The Revenant to introduce a screening of an Oscar-nominated documentary, Virunga, at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.   Bill and Hillary Clinton were there.

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Hillary continued collecting honors and awards. It was announced that she would join Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Martin O’Malley, and Chris Matthews as a member of Irish America Magazine’s Hall of Fame.  (At the time, many said “Martin who?”)  Emily’s List announced that it would present Hillary with their We Are EMILY Award.  Both events were scheduled for March.  The U.N. announced her as a keynote speaker for its March Women’s Empowerment event.

Although she was officially a private citizen at the time, visiting dignitaries continued to seek her company.  She met in New York with London Mayor Boris Johnson and with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

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Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni shakes hands with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Foundation in New York

Near the end of the month, speaking at a women’s conference in Silicon Valley, Hillary started becoming more transparent about mulling over a run for the White House.  She did not say she would, but she did explain how seriously she was considering it.

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As February drew  to a close, the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that the No Ceilings Full Participation Report would be released at an event with Chelsea, Hillary, and Melinda Gates in March.

 

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International Women's Day
Dear Still4Hill,

There has never been a better time to be born female. That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new global report that Chelsea, Melinda Gates, and I were thrilled to unveil yesterday morning. It’s called The Full Participation Report, and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself the gains that women and girls have made around the world – as well as the gaps that remain.

At NoCeilings.org, you can explore more than two decades of data from more than 190 countries and the compelling stories of women and girls from around the world that make all the statistics come alive.

We’re excited for you to dig into this data yourself – to use it, share it, learn from it, and get motivated by it. You can learn something fast or take a deep dive into the areas that interest you most. I hope you’ll visit the site today.

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It’s been twenty years since the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where the international community pledged to work toward the full participation of women and girls in all aspects of life. Today, two decades later, it’s time to take stock.

Visit NoCeilings.org to see how far we’ve come.

There are real gains to celebrate, including more laws protecting the rights of women, more girls going to primary school, and more mothers getting access to services that can keep them healthy. Yet despite this progress, significant gaps remain around the world, including in the United States, especially in the areas of security, economic opportunity, and leadership. The evidence is clear: When it comes to gender equality, we’re just not there yet.

This data proves that progress is indeed possible, but it is not inevitable. More needs to be done to fulfill our promise and ensure that every woman and girl has the opportunity to live up to her God-given potential.

Visit NoCeilings.org to explore the gains and the gaps.

We all have a role to play in building a world of shared prosperity and opportunity. Join us as we work together to make full participation a reality in the 21st century.

Sincerely,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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On February 13, 2014, Melinda Gates, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton teamed up to announce a new effort sponsored jointly by the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation called No Ceilings.  The purpose of this initiative was to gather and analyze data about the status of women and girls’ participation around the world.  The target date for the release of the report was some time in 2015.

Today, Melinda, Hillary, and Chelsea, accompanied by an impressive gathering of powerful women leaders of many ages and from many countries representing a variety of careers and initiatives, released that report.  As they pointed out, we are #notthere – not yet, but we know a lot more about where we are than we did a year ago or ever before in history.

Here is some information about No Ceilings.

In 1995, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders from governments and civil society around the world came together and committed to ensuring that women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of that moment. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation have joined forces to gather data and analyze the gains made for women and girls over the last two decades, as well as the gaps that remain.

This site and The Full Participation Report are the result—home to 850,000 data points, spanning more than 20 years, from over 190 countries. Through data visualizations and stories, we aim to present the gains and gaps in understandable, sharable ways—including by making the data open and easily available.

To know how far we need to go to achieve the full participation of women and girls, we have to know how far we have come.

We invite you to explore the site, dig deeper into these stories, share pieces that move you, download the data, and join us in our effort to address the great unfinished business of the 21st century.

No Ceilings is grateful for the support of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wyss Foundation, as well as organizations and individuals, including the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls, Corning, and the Leslois Shaw Foundation.

Read more and download the report here >>>>

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Excited to share the data. Hope you will dive in & use it, share it, learn from it, & get motivated:

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Monday
Mar 09
2015
New York, NY
Press Release

20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings show that while progress is possible, more must be done to achieve ‘full and equal participation’ for women and girls worldwide

New York, NY — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join global and community leaders for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report and data visualization site NoCeilings.org on Monday, March 9, at 11:00am in New York City. The release coincides with the commencement of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women.

The No Ceilings Full Participation Report is the culmination of a year-long effort to aggregate and analyze new and existing global data by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center, and Fathom Information Design. This comprehensive data is available in written form, as well as through a collection of interactive and sharable visualizations, graphics, stories, and compelling videos produced by Scratch, a division of Viacom. The data is open and easily downloadable.

The No Ceilings Full Participation Report and NoCeilings.org builds on the momentum of “NOT THERE,” an awareness effort launched on International Women’s Day, which brought together leading publications, fashion and consumer brands, celebrities, artists, and members of the social media community to make the point that we’re “not there” yet on issues of gender equality, both at home and abroad.

The No Ceilings data advances the evidence-based case for gender equality. The analysis finds that progress is possible – particularly when countries commit resources and political will. However, more must be done to accelerate the pace of change and achieve the full participation of women and girls in the 21st century.

The report and NoCeilings.org identifies and brings to life the significant gains women and girls have made – and the gaps that still remain – since the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, when Secretary Clinton called on the international community to ensure “women’s rights are human rights.” Key highlights from the report and data include:

  • Significant progress has been made in the areas of health and education; for example, the rate of maternal mortality has almost been cut in half since 1995, and the gap between the number of boys and girls completing primary schools globally has nearly closed.
  • In other areas, the pace of change has been far too slow, including women’s economic participation, leadership, and security.  Even where there has been progress, the gains have not been shared by all: geography, income, age, race, ethnicity disability, sexual orientation, and cultural norms remain powerful determinants of a woman’s chance at equal rights and opportunities.
  • The world has reached a critical moment and can no longer afford to overlook the potential of half the population. Not only is the evidence about the benefits of full participation of women and girls to prosperity and stability stronger than ever before, but we have stronger tools to help accelerate progress, including 21st century technologies and dedicated private sector allies.

Findings from the report and NoCeilings.org will be on display and brought to life at today’s No Ceilings event: “Not There Yet: A Data Driven Analysis of Gender Equality.” The event, which begins at 11:00a.m., ET, at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City, will bring together and showcase the compelling stories of global and community leaders who are actively taking steps to advance the full participation of women and girls in their nations and communities. Storytellers, speakers and participants include:

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia
  • Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of LIberia
  • Darril Astrida Saunders, Founder, Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride
  • Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Co-founder and President, School of Leadership, Afghanistan
  • Ikram Ben Said, Founder and President, Aswat Nisaa
  • Usha Choudhary, Secretary and Program Director, Vikalp Sansthan
  • America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, Activist
  • Nely Galan, Founder of The Adelante Movement
  • Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH, President and CEO, CARE
  • Wanjira Mathai, Director, wPOWER: Women’s Partnerships in Renewables
  • Mrs. Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
  • Debra Sterling, CEO, GoldieBlox
  • Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD
  • Genette Thelusmond, Auxiliare Midwife, Midwives for Haiti
  • Dr. Marcela Tovar-Restrepo, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  • Uzma, School of Leadership, Afghanistan Scholar
  • Yogesh Vaishnav, Treasurer and Program Manager, Vikalp Sansthan
  • Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Bruce Wilkinson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Medical Mission Board
  • Sheryl WuDunn, Co-author, A Path Appears
  • Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund (via video)

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Some media sources are furiously trying to connect Hillary’s removal of her profile picture on Twitter with the non-story about her private email server, but it actually has nothing to do with how Hillary connects to the internet and everything to do with a Clinton Foundation initiative.  Her iconic Twitter banner remains.   Only the profile pic is gone with a good explanation known to anyone who bothered to click on the link she provided.

 

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See my new profile pic to raise awareness on how far we’ve come in reaching equal rights for women & girls worldwide.

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On International Women’s Day, the world woke up to find that many women were not there. This symbolic act reflected what a new analysis of women and girls’ progress says about the state of gender equality: we’re NOT THERE yet.

For the record, Chelsea Clinton has made the same change on her Twitter account and made a similar announcement on her Facebook account.

 

Please join me in changing your profile picture and sharing this image, because when it comes to gender equality, we’re ‪#‎NotThere‬ yet: www.Not-There.org/profile

Here is more information on this initiative.

 

Mar 08
2015
New York, NY
Press Release

Leading publications, celebrities, consumer and fashion brands, artists, NGO partners, and social community join together to remove images of women and replace with NOT-THERE.org

New York, NY — Today, March 8, International Women’s Day, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project will engage in a collaborative effort to raise awareness that women are “not there” yet on issues of gender equality. For a full day, the media landscape will be eerily devoid of women, and the public will be directed to NOT-THERE.org to learn why.

“We are taking a collective stand that full participation for women and girls anywhere and everywhere remains the unfinished business of the 21st century,” said Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton. “By knowing the facts and what has worked and hasn’t worked to advance gender equality, we can accelerate the pace of change for women and girls — both at home and around the world.”

NOT THERE, which was created in collaboration with award-winning agency Droga5, coincides with the release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report, a 20-year data driven review on the status of women and girls since 1995, when Secretary Clinton called on the international community to ensure that “women’s rights are human rights.” At NOT-THERE.org viewers are able to see the facts on gender equality in full focus and are encouraged to learn more and explore the interactive series of data visualizations created by No Ceilings. 

Condé Nast, for the first time in history, will remove the cover images on VogueGlamourSELFAllureTeen VogueW, and Brides and direct readers to NOT-THERE.org to learn about gender equality. On Clear Channel Outdoor’s Times Square billboard, the largest digital ad display in North America, Beats by Dre will remove images of women and direct tourists from around the world to visit NOT-THERE.org. Invaluable advertisements from Unilever brands Dove and TRESemmé, Under Armour, kate spade new york, the New York City Ballet, and many more will remove women and direct audiences to NOT-THERE.org. Additionally, the NOT THERE campaign and No Ceilings data will be featured in Snapchat’s newly launched “Discover” platform as a day-long takeover of Snapchat’s “Snap Channel.” And, iHeartMedia radio stations across the country will launch an on-air NOT THERE campaign that will play clips by iconic female artists – sans the female vocal track. For a full list of locations, click here.

“I think sometimes the media gives the false impression, through its visual imagery, that women are treated equally in the global conversation. It is important for us to correct that impression, even symbolically on March 8, to move the conversation forward and create real change,” said Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.

Once on NOT-THERE.org, visitors will be greeted by the voices of Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Jenny Slate, Padma Lakshmi, and Sienna Miller, who came together in a sharable video to inspire Americans to learn the facts on gender equality and inspire action on a global scale.

The full list of NOT THERE partners include:

  • Beats
  • Cass Bird
  • Condé Nast
  • Corbis
  • Cynthia Rowley
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • H&M
  • Harper Collins
  • Huffington Post
  • iHeartMedia
  • Ina Jang
  • Into the Gloss
  • kate spade new york
  • MAIYET
  • Mashable
  • New York City Ballet
  • Rachel Comey
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Refinery 29
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Snapchat
  • Under Armour
  • Unilever
  • Zalla Pilates

To visit the full breadth of NOT THERE sites in New York City, go to http://bit.ly/1FlIGIR

For images, visuals and assets from NOT THERE, go to: http://bit.ly/NotTherePressAssets.

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Did anybody really think this email story was enough to intimidate Hillary?  Hashtag #youdon’tknowHillaryClinton

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Feb 25
2015
New York, NY
Press Release

More than 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings shows that while progress is possible, more must be done to achieve ‘full and equal participation’ of women and girls worldwide

New York, NY – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join global and community leaders for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report on Monday, March 9, in New York City. The event will coincide with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women.

The No Ceilings Full Participation Report is the culmination of a year-long, global data aggregation effort by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center and Fathom Information Design. The report identifies the significant gains women and girls have made – and the gaps that still remain – since the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, when Secretary Clinton called on the international community to ensure “women’s rights are human rights.” Benchmarking process since that landmark event, No Ceilings is making the data open and accessible, and is pairing the report with an interactive, shareable collection of data visualizations. The data visualizations will highlight key findings from the data through interactive stories, as well as allow users the ability to explore the data on their own.

More event details:

Who: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Melinda Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Additional participants to be announced

What: The No Ceilings Full Participation Report Release

When: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Where: Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway (side entrance on 44th Street)
New York, NY

Livestream of this event can also be found at www.clintonfoundation.org/noceilings.

The hashtag for the event and report release is #NoCeilings.

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Data2X  is a partnership Hillary launched  in July 2012 to identify gender data gaps and spur efforts to fill them.  Better gender data are needed to guide policies, set targets, and monitor progress for women and girls.  Today’s event brought together leading experts for a discussion on the vital role data plays in closing gender gaps, and how lack of data can inhibit progress for women and girls globally.

Hosted by Michael Bloomberg in New York, the event was a team effort sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies , the Clinton Foundation represented by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, and the United Nations Foundation represented by President and CEO Kathy Calvin.

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