Chelsea Clinton — Employed By Her Parents — Speaks Out About Workplace Equality

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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When she was hired as a NBC News special correspondent in 2011, Chelsea Clinton raked in about $26,724 for every minute she was on air. Her pay stub read $600,000, and she was employed there for almost three years.

Now, as the 35-year-old covers the May issue of Elle magazine, she’s stating her strong views on gender equality in the workplace, and how she believes a woman president (ahem, her mother) would help America become a country of equal opportunity.

“One of the 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, who wears a Gucci dress and Cartier bracelet on the cover, said.

(Photo: Elle magazine)

(Photo: Elle magazine)

“Who sits around the table matters. And who sits at the head of the table matters, too,” she said.

Her words on job opportunities certainly carry a heavy weight, especially for someone who works for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which her father quite literally invented.

Clinton now acts as vice chairwoman there.

She headlines a project called “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” which basically aims to solve every problem women have within the next 20 years.

A description of the initiative from its site:

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is a Clinton Foundation initiative led by Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to inspire and advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. Even today, persistent stereotypes and barriers keep women from equal access, representation, and compensation in our communities and around the world. No Ceilings is convening global partners to build a data-driven evaluation of the progress women and girls have made and the challenges that remain to help chart the path forward to full participation in the 21st century.

You can read the rest of Clinton’s interview here. Or don’t.