In her first video appearance since her election loss in November, Hillary Clinton sent a message to the attendees of the 2017 Makers Conference that “the future is female,” and praised last month’s women’s march as a sign of what women can do:
“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female. 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 the theme of 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 women and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure.
And remember, you are the heroes and history makers, the glass ceiling breakers of the future. As I’ve said before, I’ll say again, never doubt you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.”
Clinton had hoped to become a glass ceiling breaker by becoming the first female U.S. president. But after her stunning loss, she has given a few speeches and appeared in selfies with hikers and grocery shoppers near her home in New York.
The Trump administration does have a glass ceiling breaker in Kellyanne Conway, who became the first female to successfully manage a presidential campaign. However, the media have largely ignored her accomplishment since she is a conservative Republican and not a liberal Democrat.