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News: Hillary Clinton launches ‘No Ceilings’ project to empower women (The Huffington Post)

Long-time advocate for female empowerment, Hillary Clinton, has announced the launch of “No Ceilings”, a new project to fully incorporate women into the economy and society in the 21st Century.

Clinton made the announcement while speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Friday. The Ex-Secretary of State said that whilst she didn’t manage to break the ultimate glass ceiling of becoming President at the White House, there are 18 million cracks in it – referring to the votes she won in the Democratic primaries.

Clinton stated that women’s ambitions and aspirations are too often held back by ceilings to their progress: “I believe that women everywhere can be and are agents of change, drivers of progress, makers of peace.” “All we need is a fighting chance to show what we can do in every part of life.” She also made reference to the ongoing struggle of inequality and poverty. Clinton stated that many women have become the sole providers for their families, but these women not only face ceilings to their progress, the floor has been hollowed out from beneath their feet due to unemployment and economic stress.

The new initiative, is the latest campaign of the Clinton Foundation, the organisation has seen tireless commitment from Clinton after her resignation from the White House. Looking ahead to the project, Clinton said she was “absolutely confident that we can send a clear, unmistakable message that ceilings in America are unacceptable.”

Clinton made no reference to her plans to run for presidential election in 2016, despite polls showing her to be the most popular candidate for the Democrat party.

For the full story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/hillary-clinton-no-ceilings_n_4194211.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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