RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. ― Hillary Clinton may have lost her presidential bid, but she has not stopped being a present and vocal advocate for women and girls.
In a new video, which opened the MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Monday night, Clinton told a room full of women: “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.”
The former secretary of state went on to praise the Women’s March as proof of that future, speaking about the power the D.C. march and its sister marches had to spur millions of people ― many of whom had never marched before ― to action.
“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,” Clinton said. “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 woman and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights opportunities and values will endure.”
Clinton wrapped up her video with a reminder to all women: “Remember, you are the heroes and history makers, the glass ceiling breakers of the future.”