United States Department of State 

Former First Lady to President Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton has crafted her own political career and has become one of the most powerful and influential women ever to hold office in the United States. From the days of her husband’s presidency, Clinton has played a major role in shaping legislation, taking a key role in health care initiatives. After Bill Clinton left office, Hillary Clinton went on to serve as a senator in New York and later as secretary of state for President Barack Obama. She has one unsuccessful run for president under her belt in 2008 but entered the 2016 race as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.