(NEW YORK, NY) – April 11, 2014 – On Thursday April 17th, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation – the first in a series of No Ceilings Conversation events designed to provide a forum to hear from girls and women around the world. Moderated by actress and advocate America Ferrera, Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation will bring together girls to talk about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future.
Taking place at the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City, the conversation will join girls from the Girls Club, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc., Girl Up, the Young Women’s Leadership Network and four schools from across the country on Microsoft’s Skype Software: The Seattle Girls School in Seattle, Washington; the Hathaway Brown School for Girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio; The York County School District in York, Virginia; and the KIPP Delta High School in Helena, Arkansas. The conversation, powered by Microsoft, will be streamed to allow people from around the world to join the conversation remotely and ask questions via online video streaming and Twitter.
This conversation is part of the Clinton Foundation’s initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. These conversations and the ones to follow will be used to shape and inform the work of No Ceilings.
WHAT: Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation
WHO: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and America Ferrera
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Media Check-in: 2:15
WHERE: Lower Eastside Girls Club
402 East 8th Street (Enter at East 8th Street just West of Avenue D)
New York, NY 10009
Space is limited. Media registration is now open and press planning to cover must be credentialed by the Clinton Foundation. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 16 at 5 PM. To apply, please complete the form at: http://cgilink.org/1iB7VLD
Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #noceilings
About No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is an initiative led by Secretary Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. Full participation is the unfinished business of the 21st century and is critical to achieving prosperity, stability, and security across the globe. No Ceilings is convening partners to begin a data driven evaluation of the gains women and girls have made over the past two decades and the gaps that remain. Bringing together the best data will help us pinpoint the smartest solutions to advance the status of women and girls. Through the No Ceilings project, we will also outline a 21st century agenda to accelerate full participation for women and girls around the world. The project will convene the private sector, government, civil society, and individuals to accelerate progress toward this agenda.
About The Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 6.8 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $100 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world.