While former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent since the November election, in a recorded speech for the 2017 Makers conference, she asserted that the future is female.
Although Clinton was not present at the Women’s March, she made it clear in her speech that she whole-heartedly supported it.
Clinton began the speech with introductory remarks regarding the conference, going on to say,
Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female. Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world.
Now more than ever we need to stay focused on the theme of this year’s conference: be bold. We need strong women to step up and speak out. We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly. So please, set an example for every women and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure.
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 that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and every opportunity in the world.
Watch the full speech here: