Former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is now expected to receive an award in May in support of here impact on society from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, according to a new press release.
Clinton, a former secretary of State, will be handed out the Radcliffe Medal on May 25, an award that praises people who have had a “transformative impact” on society.
Previous award recipients include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and former Senator Elizabeth Dole.
“Hillary Clinton’s life and career are an inspiration to people around the world,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen, who teaches American studies at Harvard, in the press release.
“Whether in Arkansas, Washington, DC, New York State, or traveling around the globe as secretary of state,” Cohen added in the statement. “Secretary Clinton has provided a model of what it takes to transform society, often under scrutiny—tireless effort, toughness amid the political fray, and an enduring capacity to envision a better future.”
Melania Trump is also scheduled to present an award to courageous women who have advocated for women’s rights around the world.
The first lady will hand out the award, which follows in honor of International Women’s Day, at the March 21 International Women of Courage ceremony at the State Department, the White House declared this Thursday.
It stands as the State Department’s only all-female award and it will honor more than 120 women from around the globe who “who have overcome enormous challenges while continuing the advancement and support of women.”