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Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alyse Nelson

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Chapter Two

Strong Roots in the Community

Introduced by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria

We are at the cusp of history. This is a defining moment for the developing world and especially for its women. I have always believed that we can take charge of our own destinies if we have the courage to demand and lead change.
Throughout my life, I have felt privileged to contribute to the endeavor of development. In the process, I have met women who have a formidable will to fight for the progress of their communities; their fight is ongoing, and in many countries, it is being won. These visionaries, leaders, young and old alike, derive their strength from the realization that progress is ...

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