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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Convene Global Leaders to Address the Maternal Health Crisis and Reproductive Rights, the Power of Young Women Voters, the Rights of Iranian Women and Girls, and more at “Women’s Voices Summit” 

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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2022



Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Convene Global Leaders to Address the Maternal Health Crisis and Reproductive Rights, the Power of Young Women Voters, the Rights of Iranian Women and Girls, and more at “Women’s Voices Summit” 


Summit program and new participants including Christy Turlington Burns, Helen Kezie-Nwoha, and Gissou Nia will join former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former President and Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alexis McGill Johnson, Jennifer Klein, María Teresa Kumar, and more on December 2 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock Arkansas.

The Summit coincides with a special exhibition featuring 18 original works of art by 16 world-renowned artists that are powerful tributes to women, past and present, who have risked their lives in the fight to defend and expand human rights.

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – On December 2, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will convene national and global leaders for “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights,” an international summit exploring the unfinished business of the 21st Century – women’s equality.


Sessions include:

  • Setting the Stage: Lessons from History with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Chelsea Clinton, and Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Dean, Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas
  • The Power of Young Women Voters with Jaclyn Corin, Co-Founder, March For Our Lives and Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code
  • Women Defending the Vote with Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center; María Teresa Kumar, Founder, Voto Latino; Dr. Angie Maxwell, Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas; and Kim Teehee, Cherokee Nation’s Delegate to the U.S. Congress
  • The Maternal Health Crisis with Christy Turlington Burns, Founder and President, Every Mother Counts, Dr. Nirvana Manning, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Anita McBride, Executive in Residence, American University School of Public Affairs and Former Assistant to President George W. Bush and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush
  • Women’s Voices in Health with Dr. Chelsea Clinton; Dr. Jessica Coker, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency; Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund; and MK Pritzker, First Lady of Illinois
  • Women’s Voices in the Economy with Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder, Rent the Runway; Jennifer Klein, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Gender Policy Council; Reema Nanavaty, Self Employed Women’s Association of India; Mónica Ramírez, Founder and President, Justice for Migrant Women and Co-Founder, The Latinx House and Poderistas; and Amy Tu, President, International and Chief Administrative Officer, Tyson Foods
  • Iranian Women and Girls Assert Their Rights with Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices and Gissou Nia, Director, Strategic Litigation Project, Atlantic Council
  • Women’s Rights Are Human Rights with Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Founder, School of Leadership-Afghanistan; Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director, Women’s International Peace Centre; Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, Daughters of Kobani; and Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security


The Summit will conclude with an in-depth conversation between Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister, Australia, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President, Liberia, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, moderated by Secretary Clinton.

Zerlina Maxwell, host of Mornings with Zerlina on SiriusXM; and Paola Ramos, correspondent for Vice and contributor to Telemundo and MSNBC, will serve as program emcees.

The full agenda is available at

The Women’s Voices Summit will be streamed live and online audiences will be able to experience elements of the exhibition through Digital All Access. The Clinton Presidential Center is also creating a virtual experience for high schools and college campuses to participate in the Summit. Students, educators, and school groups are encouraged to register to participate at


About the William J. Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center offers a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton. Through year-round educational and cultural opportunities for visitors of all ages, it reflects President Clinton’s lifetime commitment to advancing opportunity for everybody, instilling responsibility throughout our society, and cultivating a sense of community within our great nation.

The Clinton Center is home to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. The Clinton Center is located in a 29-acre city park along the Arkansas River and is also home to the Clinton Museum Store and the award-winning restaurant, 42 bar and table.

Learn more at,, and @ClintonCenter on Twitter and Instagram.