Hillary Clinton tells glass ceiling breakers at MAKERS conference: 'The future is female'


Hillary Clinton has mostly kept out of the public eye since her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump, but the former Democratic candidate was featured in a video on Monday empowering women's conference attendees to "be bold."

The former secretary of state's address was featured in a video address at the MAKERS conference, described on the site as an "opportunity to bring together hundreds of trailblazing leaders, inviting everyone to #BEBOLD, elevate the conversation and raise challenges and solutions through action-oriented session." The three-day conference kicked off on Monday in Palos Verdes, California.

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Clinton's one minute and two second long address started with her celebrating "women's vital role in the past, present and future of this country."

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While she did not directly name him, Clinton alluded to President Donald Trump in noting "challenges" in a emphatic tone.

"Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female," Clinton said.

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Clinton also remarked on the inauguration weekend Women's March last month, saying, "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 around the world."

Clinton ended her remarks telling women to "set an example."

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"You are the heroes and history makers, the glass ceiling breakers of the future," Clinton closed.

Clinton's video address is not the first signal that the lifer public figure is looking to reenter the public sphere as a vocal leader. On the same day Wellesley College announced Hillary Clinton as their 2017 commencement speaker, news broke that the former first lady is working on a book of personal essays to be published this fall by Simon & Schuster.

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