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Chelsea Clinton is reflecting on her desire to see women assume positions of leadership as her mother is expected to launch a presidential campaign this weekend.
"When you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it's important," Chelsea Clinton said in an interview with Elle magazine, citing the symbolism of whom society elevates.
"One of our core values in this country is that we are the land of equal opportunity, but when equal hasn't yet included gender, there is a fundamental challenge there that, I believe, having our first woman president — whenever that is — will help resolve," Clinton said, adding it would made a "substantive difference."
It is thought that Hillary Clinton, whose presidential announcement is expected Sunday, will embrace the possibility of becoming the first female president during her campaign, a storyline she shied away from when she ran for the Democratic nomination in 2008.
"We've made real progress on legal protections for women, but in no way are women at parity to men in our country in the workplace," Chelsea Clinton told Elle for an excerpt from the magazine's May issue posted online Friday, of which Clinton appears on the cover.
"And if we look in the political sphere, it is challenging to me that women comprising 20 percent of Congress is treated as a real success. Since when did 20 percent become the definition of equality?" she asked.
Clinton, 35, who has taken on a more public role with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton foundation, helped unveil a report last month with data on the progress of girls and women around the world.
Clinton also discussed her own experiences as a wife to Marc Mezvinsky and a mother, saying her entire life was "reorientated" around her daughter, Charlotte, whom she described as "just the most remarkable little bubbly, perfect, chunky monkey creature ever."
Hillary Clinton said in an epilogue to her 2014 memoir “Hard Choices” published online Friday that becoming a grandmother "has spurred me to speed up" as a public servant.
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