Women's Convention (02:06)
Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the convention in Detroit. She stresses the importance in believing in yourself and discusses the influence of strong women in her life.
Gillibrand's Education and Early Career (02:40)
Longtime friends describe what Gillibrand was like at Dartmouth College. Gillibrand recalls feeling unfulfilled by her career as a corporate lawyer.
Inspiration and Employment (02:12)
Samantha Ettus recalls meeting Gillibrand through a political group for young professionals. Gillibrand quotes the Hillary Clinton speech that inspired her to run for office. An encounter with Andrew Cuomo leads to Gillibrand’s first job in Washington.
Political Entrance (03:39)
Gillibrand marries, starts a family, and lays the groundwork for her first political campaign. She runs as a Democrat in a red district, and is elected to the House of Representatives in 2006.
Impact in the Senate (05:40)
In 2008, New York Governor David Patterson appoints Gillibrand to the United States Senate seat vacated by Clinton after she is appointment Secretary of State. She is instrumental in repealing the U.S. military policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and passing a health bill for 9/11 first responders.
Inspiring Other Women (01:58)
In 2014, Gillibrand publishes “Off the Sidelines: Change Your Voice, Change the World.” Her memoir and speeches encourage women to run for office. Gillibrand discusses how she balances work and motherhood.
Holding Others Accountable (05:32)
Gillibrand laments that President Trump was elected despite being outed for sexual assault and harassment. She delivers a fiery speech at the Women’s March of Jan. 21, 2017 and takes her fight to the White House. She also holds members of her own party accountable.
Credits: Kirsten Gillibrand (00:10)
Credits: Kirsten Gillibrand
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