Wonder Woman and Empowering Speaker: Chelsea Clinton

Picture of chelsea Clinton with her father, former President, Bill Clinton. Image from Creative Commons.

Picture of chelsea Clinton with her father, former President, Bill Clinton. Image from Creative Commons.

By Maritza Gordillo

February 24 finally arrived and I got the privilege of attending the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame Kickoff Event at which Chelsea Clinton was the featured speaker. To give you a bit of history, this event was made in commemoration of Martha Jane Phillips Starr whom “spent her life empowering Kansas City women. The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame-dedicated in Starr’s honor-recognizes the past and celebrates the present of leading metropolitan women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on Kansas City and beyond.” Chelsea gave so many ideas and shared the issues she’s been working to improve in collaboration with her father Bill Clinton and her mother Hillary Clinton. As a young woman, attending this event was so empowering because to see her so passionate for what she feels is the right thing to fight for is what we should all be doing. It would be so easy for her to just not do anything for her community,  yet she goes to events like these to promote and push everyone into advocating for what they are passionate about and want to see a change in; “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Did You Miss These?


A trailer for the film “The Invisible War” about sexual assault in the military.

Gloria Steinem talks about feminism and women and aging at the TEDx Women event.

The plan to allow Plan B to be available to anyone regardless of age is blocked.

Amnesty International released some facts and figures about violence against women.

The International Women’s Media Foundation releases a Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media.

Secretary Hillary Clinton talked about LGBT human rights in Geneva.

House Republications push a bill to ban abortions based on the sex or race of the fetus.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) does a two part series on the Penn State sexual assaults and how it can be used to teach about bystander intervention.