A giggling and faux leather-clad Chelsea Clinton is one of of six women to front the new print edition of ‘Variety,’ which honors the trade publication’s picks for their annual Power of Women issue.
Inside the issue, Clinton reveals that she has no plans to run for office, laments the amount of fake news that has been spread about The Clinton Foundation and discusses how she is able to balance her career with having two young children.
‘I think the best advice I ever received was from my mom,’ explained Clinton.
‘Maybe it isn’t so much advice, as just the example that she set for me growing up, where I certainly saw her work hard, but I never doubted I was the most important person in her life.’
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Clinton was asked during the interview to give a brief description of what exactly The Clinton Foundation does in their world wide efforts,
‘At its most distilled level, we try to make a positive, impactful, empowering difference in whatever ways we can,’ said Clinton.
‘It’s the story of any of our programmatic work over time, whether we’re thinking about global health, climate change, the work we’ve done for women and girls. That will continue to be our story in the future. I’m really excited about the next chapter. ‘
She was then asked about the attacks that the foundation came under during the election.
‘The lies were absolutely frustrating because the facts didn’t seem sufficient to put them to rest,’ said Clinton.
‘I think that was so odd about the whole experience – either the truth was insufficient or people just didn’t care. And, really, I am so grateful to everyone who works at the foundation, who just kept doing their work.’
Juggling it all: She revealed the best advice she ever got from her mother, and said it was about how to balance being a mother and work (Chelsea and husband Marc with daughter Charlotte in September)
Role model: ‘I certainly saw her work hard, but I never doubted I was the most important person in her life,’ said Chelsea of her mom (above)
Clinton also spoke about her healthy eating habits, shortly after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by making her young son and daughter some spinach puree pancakes.
‘My parents did a frustratingly good job, particularly my mom, of ensuring I liked healthy food, because those were really the only foods they let me eat,’ revealed Clinton.
‘I wasn’t allowed to have sugar cereal. We only had dessert on the weekends or special occasions. I also loved cheese, so the healthy foods I wasn’t maybe so thrilled about, my mother just melted cheese on top of broccoli until I learned to love broccoli.’
Clinton was also asked where she believed empowerment comes from, to which she replied: ‘At the moment, I find empowerment, inspiration, and, in the best sense, obligation from my children. I didn’t know I could care any more intensely about all the things I already cared about until I became a mom and found out that I could.’
The former first daughter was honored alongside a group that includes Gayle King, Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, Shari Redstone and Audra McDonald.