In her first public appearance since attending the inauguration of President Trump, Hilary Clinton sends a powerful message to her female audience, “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes the future is female.”
Clinton’s video was addressed to the Makers conference, an annual women’s leadership event that began in 2014 and which was held this week in California. In it, Clinton refers to the recent Women’s March, which saw over 1 million people march in Washington and around the world. “Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month when women organised a march that galvanised millions of people all over our country and across the world.”
Clinton did not mention the upcoming demonstrations that have since been flagged by protest groups, but urged women to “step up and speak out.”
“We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly,” said Clinton. “So please, set an example for every woman and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure.”
Clinton concluded her speech to the conference with a rousing call for women around the world. “And remember, you are the heroes and history-makers, the glass ceiling-breakers of the future. As I’ve said before, I’ll say again, never doubt you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world”.
Watch the full video below:
Courtesy of Makers and The Guardian