US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, made a surprise appearance at TED Women in Washington DC this past week. Her talk was about the role of women and girls in diplomacy, security and peace. (TED Women is an extension of the not for profit TED, which brings people together to share revolutionary ideas.)
Clinton has made the role and value of women and girls a cornerstone of US foreign policy. Needless to say, there was a lot of applauding about that, although she did note that the US’s defense budget is still approximately 12 times higher than her department’s.
Enjoy Secretary of State Clinton’s presentation. It is chock full of hope for girls and women around the world.