Hillary Clinton

Clinton Foundation

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as Secretary of State of the United States from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and a Senator from New York. As First Lady, Clinton led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, establish Early Head Start, and provide health care to millions of children.  In 2000, Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, where she worked across party lines to expand economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. In her four years as Secretary of State, Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy elevated American diplomacy and she spearheaded progress on many of our greatest national security challenges, from reasserting the United States as a Pacific power to negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. She pushed the frontiers of human rights and demonstrated that giving women the opportunity to participate fully is vital to the security, stability, and prosperity of all nations.  Today, through the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Clinton continues to build on the nonprofit work she began nearly four decades ago.