She spent most of the past 20 years as one of the nation's most public faces, and after two months out of the spotlight Hillary Clinton is set to re-emerge.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state will make one of her first public appearances after leaving the State Department Tuesday evening at a ceremony honoring, among others, a former colleague: Melanne Verveer, who acted as Clinton's chief of staff during her years as first lady.
The event -- the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at Washington's Kennedy Center -- is one Clinton has attended in years past, and grew out of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative that Clinton founded in 1997.
The event honors "women leaders from around the world who are the unsung heroines to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity, and protect human rights," according to the group's website - issues that have been at the top of Clinton's agenda for years.
Since stepping down as secretary of state in February, Clinton has mostly remained true to the vow she made beforehand to lead a quiet life as a private citizen. She made headlines in March when she officially endorsed same-sex marriage in a Web video, though her announcement didn't come as a major surprise.
Her re-entry into public speeches will also include a speech at the Women in the World summit at New York City's Lincoln Center. She'll make remarks just before a panel discussion led by her daughter Chelsea.
The summit focuses on women and global issues, and it's another event Clinton has attended in the past. The other high-profile participants include Oprah Winfrey.
"People are treating this as a kind of coming out for her," said Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, who's friendship with Clinton goes back years. "If that's the case, it is a good thing that she is doing so on issue which she is so passionate about!"
The first paid engagement that's been announced for Clinton is a speech at the National Multi Housing Council in Dallas, slated for April 24. A Democratic source close to Clinton who confirmed her speech in Dallas did not disclose how much Clinton is being paid for her attendance.
Shortly after leaving her State Department post, Clinton signed on with the Harry Walker Agency as her representative for speaking engagements. She is expected to be a highly sought speaker who could earn in the six-figure range per appearance.
Clinton is also working a book about her time at the State Department and deciding how she'll pursue her interest in furthering the advancement of women and girls, the source said.
Another Clinton speech will come in June at the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.
The slate of events come amid continued speculation on Clinton's intentions in the 2016 presidential race. Public opinion polls indicate Clinton would enter the race with a strong advantage -- a Quinnipiac University survey released in March, for example, indicated that Clinton would topple two of Florida's popular sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. She also comes out on top in another swing state -- Pennsylvania -- according to a poll released last month.
Her schedule puts her on something of a collision course with other potential White House contenders. Her April speech in Dallas will put her in town on the same day as Bush, who is set to speak across town on immigration and his new book. Her Tuesday event in Washington will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden.
At least publicly, Clinton has remained undecided on a run.
"I am out of politics right now," she told CNN's Elise Labott and Jill Dougherty in January. "And I don't know everything I'll be doing. I'll be working on behalf of women and girls, I'll be hopefully writing and speaking. Those are the things that I'm planning to do right now."