"No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project" will be operated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, CNN reported.
Clinton gave the final speech at the Pennsylvania Conference on Women, attended by 7,000 women, the Bucks County Courier Times reported.
"Women face ceilings that hold back entire economies and societies. No country can truly thrive by denying the contributions of half its people," Clinton said. "The great unfinished business of the 21st century is helping women and girls break through these ceilings and participate fully in every aspect of life once and for all."
The foundation said on its website the project aims "to create a comprehensive and accessible global review that will bring together and widely distribute the best data on the status of women and girls and their contributions to prosperity and security."
Clinton, as usual, was noncommittal about the prospect of another presidential run in 2016. The former U.S. senator lost the 2008 Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, who went on to win two terms.