Clinton appears on the cover of the May 2015 issue of Elle magazine. In a feature interview she talks about her life changing after the birth of her baby, her role as an advocate, and the possibility of a female president:
And so when you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it’s important, for, yes, symbolic reasons—symbols are important; it is important who and what we choose to elevate, and to celebrate. And 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. And do I think it would make a substantive difference? Yes, we’ve seen again and again, when women have been in positions of leadership, they have had different degrees of success versus their male counterparts, historically being able to build more consensus so that decisions have longer-term effects, whether in economic investments or in building social capital. Who sits around the table matters. And who sits at the head of the table matters, too.
Mezvinsky and Clinton welcome their baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, at 7:03 p.m. at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Clinton receives a PhD in international relations from Oxford University. Her parents and husband, attend her graduation. This is the fourth degree she has earned.
Clinton is awarded, along with Linda Mills, the Interfaith Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee. Clinton receives the award for co-founding the Of Many Institute at NYU, which provides courses, dialogue sessions, and other events to provide understanding about the many religions present at NYU. The inscription on the award reads:
Your visionary leadership in advancing interfaith partnerships in pursuit of the common good has paved a vital pathway for all who seek to build a world based on generosity and mutual respect
Clinton writes NBA player Jason Collins’s testimonial for TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” She says about meeting him:
Not surprisingly, the first thing I noticed was his height…The second thing I noticed was his kindness off the court — and his fierceness on it. Kindness to his friends, his family and fans. Fierceness in his drive to win. Jason has always been focused on others, on what’s right for those he loves, and on helping those whose jersey is the same as his.
Laura Ashburn, Fox News media analyst, says Clinton’s pregnancy may have been planned to make Hillary Clinton look more favorable in her possible run for president. Ashburn makes this speculation during a Fox News panel where she also says:
We have to realize that this is Hillary Clinton, she’s most likely running for president, it hasn’t been good for her. A lot of people say she’s too old. And so, there is coverage.
Good Morning America host Bianna Golodryga calls Clinton’s future child America’s “royal baby.” She says Americans can get excited about the birth of:
their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby
Clinton announces she and her husband are expecting their first child in the fall. Clinton makes the announcement at a meeting in Manhattan to discuss how the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has affected the advancement of women and girls. Clinton says:
I certainly feel all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that they’ll grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders.
Clinton’s documentary short, “Of Many,” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. The short is about the friendship between Yahuda Sarna, a rabbi, and Khalid Latif, an imam, both religious leaders at NYU. Clinton is the executive producer of the documentary and has helped interview the two subjects of the film. Clinton says:
I’ve always known that documentaries are an important vehicle for education.
[The documentary] essentially compelled others who viewed it to find themselves within the story.
Clinton appears on the cover of People after she weds her longtime love Mezvinsky.
Thank you, Thank you. We are profoundly grateful to be surrounded by our family and friends as we begin our new life together.