‘No Ceilings’ Is the Clinton 2016 Playbook

March 23, 2015

Most of the attention on Hillary Clinton’s recent return to the public stage has focused on her use of private email as secretary of state, as well as questions about foreign donations to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. A less noticed story foreshadows what the public should expect if Clinton throws her hat into the 2016 presidential ring – a focus on economic “ceilings” and the need for more government regulations to fix this problem.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and then-first lady Clinton’s speech there calling for greater gender equality, the Clinton Foundation partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to examine data points from 197 countries on the status of women and girls and measure progress toward gender equality. The result of the project is the recently released 45-page report, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Report.”