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The Women in Public Service Project

23 December 2011

This video was produced by the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs in December 2011. It features U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Carol Christ, president of Smith College; and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

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[Secretary Clinton] We need
women at all levels of
government. I believe you can

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[TEXT: Make A Difference]
and will make positive differences in
people’s lives.

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[Carol Christ] We challenge the
world’s community to identify,
educate and advance a

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[TEXT: A New Generation]
new generation of women
committed to public service.

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[Secretary Clinton] Look at
India: With more women
installed as council leaders,

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[TEXT: Improved Conditions]
both women and men agreed that
conditions had improved.

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That they had to pay fewer
bribes to get heard.

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[Christine Lagarde] The
skills and the principles and
the methods

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generally used by women are best
used in times of crisis and
post-crisis

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situations.

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It’s a question of courage. It’s
a question of actually facing
the issues,

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accepting the reality, and then
dealing with it.

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Whatever you do, bear the
bashing. Grit your teeth and
smile.

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There will be others after you.

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[Secretary Clinton] Governments
and businesses, universities and
other partners

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can do a lot to open doors. But
ultimately it is up to all of
you and

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millions more like you around
the world as to whether you walk
through those doors.

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[TEXT: Stand with us, Share your story at]

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[TEXT: Facebook.com/ejournalUSA
Facebook.com/DemocracyChallenge]

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[TEXT: Produced by the U.S.
Department of State]

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)