Hillary Clinton Releases Video Statement, Declares "Future Is Still Female"

The taped statement, released Monday evening by MAKERS, comes on the heels of Clinton's appearance at the inauguration on January 20, an emotional day for her and so many other women who had bet on her to win the presidency.

In a message for the women's storytelling platform MAKERS on Monday, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she believes "the future is female," delivering a powerful message to women everywhere that their work and goals were important and impactful.

"We need strong women to step up and speak out".

The former first lady and USA senator from NY didn't make a personal appearance, but she wowed the crowd Monday with a new video message insisting "the future is female". "We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly".

"You are the heroes and history-makers, the glass-ceiling breakers of the future", Clinton told those gathered in the 90-second video that launched the conference. Well-known figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Lena Dunham are some featured "MAKERS" from the past.

This is the first message Clinton has released since putting on a courageous face during the inauguration of her rival last month. "So please, set an example for every woman and girl out there who's anxious about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure".

The three-day conference, which organizers bill as "36-hour action plans on women in the workforce", features other high-profile speakers from politics, Hollywood, and business, including organizer Gloria Steinem and actress Octavia Spencer.

Given to promote the 2017 Makers conference, this is the first speach offered by Clinton since the inauguration.

Despite not winning the fiercely fought election, she continues to motivate and support women, as demonstrated by the message released this week.

  • Ernesto Newman