Is it your dream to effect change in your community?
Women are needed in various public service roles around the world, according to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Though most of us many hear the term "public service" and automatically equate it with running for office, Clinton said there are many ways women can serve in remarks made to the Women in Public Service Colloquium in December.
"Now, of course, public service is not only about running for elected office. There are many ways that women can serve," Clinton said. "And we recently saw three courageous women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the work that they have done in Liberia and Yemen.
"So you don’t have to be a president or a prime minister or a party leader to serve," she continued. "We need women at all levels of government from executive mansions and foreign ministries to municipal halls and planning commissions; from negotiating international disarmament treaties to debating town ordinances."
It's something to think about -- being involved in public service whether it's fighting for better schools in your neighborhood or running for a position in local government.
"So there’s a lot to do. It’s an exciting journey, and if you decide to take it, you don’t just have my blessing, you have my – and more importantly – my country’s strong support," Clinton said.
|About Bridgette Outten:
Bridgette's love for writing and people has taken her through her journalism career -- which is apparent in her role as Editor-in-Chief of It’s Not Enough to Dream Magazine. Her work includes writing and sharing stories of successful business women and the role faith played in their achievement of their dreams.