Obama says women are 'indisputably' better leaders than men

Former President Barack Obama thinks a world run by women would be a better place. 

Speaking at a leadership event in Singapore, the former president told an audience that women aren't perfect, but "what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us [men]," the BBC reported.

"I'm absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes," he continued. 

Obama also addressed whether he would ever step back into political leadership. He said leaders should recognize when it is time for them to step down and let younger people take the lead. 

"If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way," he said. "It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self-importance or your own power."

Since leaving office, the former president and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, have set up the Obama Foundation, which, in part, focuses on mentoring young leaders around the world.

The former first lady has recently been visiting Asia to promote girls’ education. She urged girls to fight imposter syndrome and speak up. 

"We need women and diverse minds, people who think differently and have different religious beliefs, because truth and the right answers come from diversity of experiences," she said during an event in Malaysia last week.

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