Hillary Clinton speaks at area women’s conference

 US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Northern Ireland's deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, during their press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast as part of her four-day trip to Europe, Friday Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Faith, Pool)

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with Northern Ireland's deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, during their press conference at Stormont Castle in Belfast as part of her four-day trip to Europe, Friday Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Faith, Pool)

Hillary Clinton will be in the area today to address an international women’s conference.

The former secretary of state is scheduled to speak on Tuesday afternoon at Bryn Mawr College.

The elite liberal arts school is hosting a two-week gathering of the Women in Public Service Project. About 50 women from 30 countries are attending the leadership symposium.

Clinton helped launch the initiative in 2011. It’s designed to offer guidance and inspiration to female leaders from countries undergoing political transitions or emerging from conflicts.

Since stepping down as head of the State Department early this year, Clinton has been giving private speeches, writing a book and working with her family’s global foundation.

Supporters are encouraging her to run for president in 2016.

The Former First Lady will be back in the area in the fall when she receives the 2013 Liberty Medal, an award her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has also received.

 

This story originally appeared on the NBC10 website, with whom NewsWorks has a partnership.

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