Hillary Rodham Clinton is surely the expert at "Saying it Like She Means it!" and was profiled in my Top 10 Female Role Models and Communicators of 2014. As a powerful and passionate advocate for girls' and women's rights globally, Clinton has often said that there cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard.
Clinton is using social media to announce her candidacy and although she is a 67-year-old baby boomer and a grandmother, you can be sure that she will be capitalizing on all social channels and digital marketing tools to convince us - Gen X, Y, Z, fellow baby boomers and The Greatest Generation" - as to why she deserves to be our next president. It will be the most digitally-fused election to date.
Young Democrats across all demographics have picked Clinton to be the party's next nominee, and that is a good thing as young people will be hitting the polls for the election. She will, of course, face intense scrutiny and criticism, but we can expect an energizing, eventful and memorable race.
In her 2008 concession speech, Clinton said, "Although we weren't able to shatter that highest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, its got about 18 million cracks in it. And, the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time."
My husband ran into William Jefferson Clinton this morning at our local deli here in Chappaqua. Bill was picking up Hillary's coffee - a historic cup filled with the caffeine she will need for this big day!