Chelsea Clinton Gives Advice on How Millennial Women Can Be as Successful as Her

Chelsea Clinton
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• April 5, 2017 1:19 pm


Chelsea Clinton gives advice to young women in a new interview published Wednesday about how they can ask for raises and advance their careers.

Clinton told Levo that she was happy when she learned that women are beginning to ask for raises at an equal rate to men.

"It’s better to ask and be told ‘no’ than to not ask at all, and to recognize that you’re not alone," she said.

"We know that we need to do more to ensure that women are equally valuing ourselves," Clinton continued. "And we need to change the social norms and cultures within employers so that women are equally valued."

Clinton's jobs have apparently valued her quite well. Clinton was first hired at 23 by top consulting firm McKinsey & Company, earning a $120,000 annual salary. She was their youngest hire and made as much as fellow employees with MBA degrees, even though she only had a bachelor's in history.

In 2006, she moved on to work at hedge fund Avenue Capital Group, run by high-powered Democratic billionaire Marc Lasry. Lasry has contributed more than $460,000 to Democratic causes since the 1990's.

Most infamously, Clinton was hired by NBC as a special correspondent to the tune of $600,000 annually, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on air. Among her most probing interviews was her grilling of the Geico gecko.

Clinton serves as a member of the board of directors at Expedia, netting her $250,000 a year. Clinton also serves on the board of directors of Internet giant IAC/Interactive Corp, earning $300,000 a year. Both companies are led by Barry Diller, who coincidentally happens to be friend and a prominent fundraiser for the Clintons.

Clinton is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation. It is unclear if she ever asked her parents for a raise.

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