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Vital Voices was proud to host President Bill Clinton, the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and the McLarty Scholars for a reception and board meeting at the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership. 

Dean Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, who holds the title of the first Latina Dean at a presidential institution, welcomed guests and shared the importance of the partnership between Vital Voices and the Clinton School through the McLarty Scholars program. 

Donna and Mack McLarty co-hosted the event, which was attended by current and former McLarty Scholars. The McLarty Scholars program provides young leaders with the opportunity to support, engage, and learn from leading non-governmental organizations in the Washington, D.C. area, including Vital Voices. 

President Clinton, who spoke at the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership after an afternoon at the White House celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of his first major piece of legislation — The Family and Medical Leave Act, applauded the McLarty Scholars for their commitment to public service and forging a more inclusive future.