Hillary Clinton said female leaders need to ‘step up and speak out’ in a video statement urging women across the United States to ‘be bold’.
In footage from the 2017 MAKERS conference, Clinton spoke out about breaking glass ceilings and the Women’s Marches that took place last month.
‘Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female,’ she said.
This was Clinton’s first video statement since President Donald Trump was inaugurated last month.
She added: ‘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 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 woman and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure.