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Hillary Clinton headlines NY women's conference

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Clinton is working on a memoir and policy book about her years with the Obama administration, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 4. The book is currently untitled and tentatively scheduled for June 2014.

NEW YORK -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the rights of women represent "the unfinished business of the 21st century" in the U.S. and around the world.

Clinton spoke Friday at a forum on global women's issues. She offered no new clues about her future at the annual Women in the World summit. But she says the mission of gender equality is not limited to the developing world.

It's one of her first speeches since leaving the State Department. She says the U.S. needs to empower women to participate more fully in the economy and promote equal pay for women.

The former first lady and New York senator was the keynote speaker at a star-studded conference focusing on women across the globe, with appearances by actresses Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep.


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