Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wish a Happy International Women's Day to Hillary and to All the Women Who Inspire You!

Wishing a Happy International Women's Day to Hillary Clinton, who inspires all of us every day, and to all the supportive women and men who visit this blog.

Thank you, Hillary, for all you do!

Emily's list invites all of us to thank Hillary!

Today is International Women's Day.

On March 8, people all around the world celebrate the political, social and economic achievements of women -- past, present and future.

To EMILY's List, no person better embodies the spirit of this day than our friend Hillary Clinton. As first lady, senator, and secretary of state, Hillary's leadership has inspired millions of women of all ages to keep striving for a more equal world.

Please join EMILY's List in thanking Hillary Clinton for her fearless, tireless work on behalf of women and families.

Take care,

EMILY's List
Hillary sent this email out so that you can thank the women who inspire you and invite them to join her initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Clinton Foundation

International Women's Day is an opportunity to take a step back and reflect on all the gains women and girls have made around the world, even as we forge ahead to address the gaps that remain.

Almost 20 years ago, the world came together at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to declare with one voice that "human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all." That was more than a declaration of principles – it was a platform for action.

Because of the hard work and courage of women and men all over the world, we've made important progress to achieve the full and equal participation of women and girls in every aspect of our societies, from education to the economy to government.

On this International Women's Day, take a moment to celebrate someone who has helped you make progress by sending a message to a woman who inspires you.

Send a message

More girls are in school than at any time in history and many discriminatory laws have been repealed.

Yet, no country in the world – including the United States – has achieved full participation. Women and girls still comprise the majority of the world's unhealthy, unfed, and unpaid.
I believe that helping more women in more places achieve their God-given potential is the great unfinished business of the 21st century – and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines.

Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Through No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, we are collecting data and stories from women and girls around the world to measure the progress we've made and the challenges ahead. We're also working on a 21st century agenda for full participation that will build on the gains of the past 20 years and pave the way for new breakthroughs.
To celebrate this International Women's Day, I hope you will join us and be a part of the conversation about full participation as we work together to set the agenda for the future.
Send a message to a woman who inspires you and invite her to be a part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

If we get this right, if we learn from the past and plan for the future, we can put the world on a path toward less poverty and more prosperity, less inequality and more opportunity – and we can only do it together. I hope you will join me.


Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary's tweet on this occasion.


For , I celebrate the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, a courageous advocate for human rights. Her work continues to inspire.