Apr 11
April 11, 2014

A Conversation with Girls, About Girls


Last November, Secretary Clinton announced the Clinton Foundation’s newest initiative No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. In the few months since then, we’ve already reached some remarkable milestones. In February we announced a cornerstone partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work together to gather and analyze data about the status of women and girls' participation around the world over the last 20 years.  We will use the data to help advance the full participation of women and girls around the world but in order to go forward, we need to understand the gains we have made and the gaps that remain.

Data is not the only way we want to understand what women and girls are facing. We also want to hear from them directly.

That’s why next week Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will be holding a conversation with girls, and about girls.  This conversation will serve as the kickoff to the No Ceilings conversation series, which will provide a series of forums for us to hear from women and girls around the world about the gains they have made, the challenges they still face, and their hopes for the future.  We will also be talking to men and boys to involve them in this conversation series to talk with them about why full participation matters.

Our launch event, Girls: A No Ceiling Conversation, will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 17.  America Ferrera will moderate this conversation, which will include questions and comments from our in-room audience in New York, four schools based in different parts of the country via Skype, and thousands of others via Livestream and Twitter. 

We want you to join the conversation!  Register today to watch the dialogue online and to submit questions, comments, and ideas via:

During the conversation, please use the message box below the stream to submit your thoughts as well as Twitter using #NoCeilings.  When you submit your comment, idea, or question we ask you to include your name, age and location.

Individual voices are an important part of understanding how far women and girls have come and what are the obstacles that hold us back from moving forward.  Amplify your voice and join Secretary and Chelsea Clinton in a conversation about how to reach full participation for women and girls around the world.