Person of the Week: Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by: U.S. State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not only been busy plotting foreign aid reform. The longstanding advocate for women’s rights launched several initiatives for women entrepreneurs in the developing world during an April 28 entrepreneurial summit in Washington.

The new Secretary’s International Fund for Women and Girls will provide grants to non-governmental organizations working for the economic, social and political advancement of women worldwide. Tech Women will offer Silicon Valley mentorship to women living in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the West Bank and Gaza. The first APEC Women Entrepreneurship Summit will be staged in partnership with Japan. And the Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

She launched several new initiatives to support the advancement of entrepreneurship opportunities for women in [the] developing world, especially Muslim populated countries.- nominated by Drapirir Adui Alex Drazi, Juba, southern Sudan

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