Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, special guest at the World Impact Summit 2024


Hillary Clinton, Beijing in 1995

As you may have seen on our newsletter or social networks, we are honored to welcome Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New-York Hillary Rodham Clinton to the World Impact Summit. This distinguished guest represents the leadership and commitment of women in politics and in the fight against climate change.

From the start of her career to her participation in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, she has always advocated values that protect children, families, women and the environment.

It was notably as Secretary of State that her initiatives for renewable energies and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions shaped current environmental policies.

In 2021, she took part in the Generation Equality Forum, an event promoting equality between human beings regardless of gender, organized by the UN Women branch of the United Nations, in Paris and Mexico City.

In her political career, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has on several occasions made her mark on the United States by becoming the “first woman to”. Her presence at the World Impact Summit 2024 is a strong signal for our event and for all those involved in the ecological transition, the fight against climate change and gender equality.

Her Conversation, eagerly awaited by all those working for a more sustainable future, is a unique opportunity to hear her ideas and draw inspiration from her experience.

A look back at her incredible career 

Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent four decades as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and Democratic candidate in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

After graduating of Wellesley College and Yale Law School, she began her life’s work on behalf of children and families by joining the Children’s Defense Fund, where she served on the Board of Directors.

First Lady of the United States

As First Lady of the United States, from 1993 to 2001, Hillary Clinton championed health care for all Americans. She also improved adoption and foster care systems, reduced teen pregnancies, and created the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

She has advocated policies that encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the conservation of biodiversity and the adoption of renewable energies.

Her landmark 1995 speech at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing inspired women the world over and helped galvanize a global movement for women’s rights and opportunities.

United States Senator

In 2000, Hillary Clinton became the first First Lady elected United States Senator and the first woman elected to that office in New York State. As Senator, she increased economic opportunity and access to affordable, quality health care. After 9/11, she helped rebuild New York and provide health care to first responders who risked their lives working at Ground Zero.

In 2007, she began her historic campaign for the U.S. presidency, becoming the first woman to win a presidential primary or caucus state. 

United States Secretary of State

Following his election, President Obama nominated Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State. In her four years as America’s chief diplomat and the President’s principal foreign policy adviser, Clinton has played a central role in restoring American global leadership. Throughout the world, she defended universal values and pushed back the frontiers of human rights.

Her “smart power” approach to foreign policy has elevated American diplomacy and development.

Clinton has taken part in international environmental initiatives, working with world leaders and organizations such as the UN to promote global environmental agreements and policies.

Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidential election

In 2016, Clinton made history again by becoming the first woman nominated for president of a major U.S. political party. As a Democratic candidate, she campaigned on a vision of an America that is “stronger together” and an agenda to make the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. She is also committed to the environment in this campaign, supporting the ambition of making the USA “a clean energy superpower”. Faced with her rival, who will pull the USA out of the Paris agreements, she is campaigning for the USA to take the lead in the ecological transition and rise to the challenge. In this extremely close election, she won the national popular vote, earning the support of nearly 66 million Americans.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is also the author of five best-sellers, including one of her biggest successes, her memoirs Living History (2003), which sold over a million copies in its first month.

Hillary Clinton at the World Impact Summit 2024

Hillary Clinton’s impact on future generations lies in the combination of her leadership, her advocacy of strong environmental policies, and her ability to mobilize a wide range of stakeholders around these critical issues. Her legacy on the environment, and the fight for women’s place in these issues, provides a framework and inspiration for those, and especially those, fighting for a more sustainable future.

The World Impact Summit is a key event that brings together world leaders, innovators and activists to discuss solutions to environmental challenges. Hillary Clinton’s participation in this summit underlines the importance of political commitment, particularly that of women, in the ecological transition, and provides a platform for sharing experiences and concrete solutions on these critical issues.

To attend Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s exceptional appearance, register for the World Impact Summit here.

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