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Few people understand the importance of being political—in every sense of the word—more than Chelsea Clinton.

From debating international affairs over childhood dinners to her tumultuous experience as first daughter and then studying for prestigious degrees at Stanford, Columbia, and Oxford, Clinton, 38, has seen and done far more than the public may ever know. Today, she is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.

In an exclusive Quartz interview, Clinton explains the most important lesson her mother taught her about being woman in America, how she discusses sexism with her three-year-old daughter, why we need to teach girls bravery, and the hero she’s most inspired by in She Persisted Around The World: 13 Women Who Changed History, her most recent children’s book.

This interview is part of How We’ll Win, Quartz’s year long series on the fight for gender equality at work.