Hillary Clinton: Future is female

Hillary Clinton: Future is femaleHillary Clinton delivered a feminist message late Monday in a video released for the launch of this year's MAKERS Conference, an annual summit that brings together a broad range of women who are leading their fields, The Time said.

In her first public remarks since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, against whom she fought one of the most fractious presidential campaigns in U.S. history, the former Democratic candidate, Secretary of State and First Lady had a few words of inspiration for other women.

"Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female," Clinton said, remarking on the powerful message sent by the Women's Marches held around the globe on January 21.

She says the world needs "strong women to step up and speak out." She asks conference attendees to set an example for women and girls who are "worried about what the future holds" and whether women's "rights, opportunities and values will endure."

"Now more than ever, we need to stay focused on the theme of this year’s conference: be bold," she added.

The three-day MAKERS conference kicked off Monday and will feature a host of high-profile speakers including actresses Deborah Messing and Octavia Spencer, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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