Chelsea Clinton visits Raleigh to discuss women in technology and innovation


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A day before her mother gets back on the campaign trail in North Carolina, Chelsea Clinton made multiple stops in the Triangle Wednesday morning.

Chelsea sat on a panel of all women at HQ Raleigh.

They discussed women in technology and innovation, and what Hillary’s plans would be if she were to become president.

In the packed room, Chelsea said her mother plans to build upon President Obama’s plan of hiring more than 50,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers, and to be deliberate in recruiting women.

Chelsea added her mother believes it’s also crucial to start teaching the STEM courses in middle school.

“When so many girls who in kindergarten, first, second grade wanted to be chemists, or astronauts or engineers or entrepreneurs in technology, all of a sudden start to think ‘I can’t do that, Mark Zuckerburg doesn’t look like me’.  Then their teachers start to call on them less, encourage them less, inspire and invigorate them less than they do the boys in the same classroom,” Clinton said.

After her stop in Raleigh, Chelsea visited Carrboro to help kick-off voter registration.


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