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Hillary Clinton Speaks Words of Wisdom for International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton Speaks Words of Wisdom for International Women's Day

Hillary Clinton has been honored with the 2017 Champion for Girls Award!

The politician was given the award during the 2017 Girls Inc. New York luncheon celebrating women of achievement at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Tuesday (March 7) in New York City.

“The truth is, life hands all of us setbacks…Everybody gets knocked down. What matters is that you get back up and keep going,” Secretary Clinton said on stage. “I’ve had my ups and my downs. In the last months, I’ve done my share of sleeping, a little soul-searching and reflecting, long walks in the woods. [laughter] And in those moments, I am thankful for my own village, my community of family and friends who have supported and encouraged me. I have also been buoyed by the love and support that I’ve received from the young women I have mentored over my lifetime. They inspire me every day.”

If you didn’t know, today (March 8) is International Women’s Day, and Secretary Clinton will speak again tonight at the Kennedy Center in Washington for Vital Voices, a women’s leadership group she founded.

Click inside to read more highlights from Hillary Clinton’s speech…

“One of my favorite phrases that I came across in a hard time in my own life was to practice the discipline of gratitude. Now, it is easy to be grateful when things are going our way, but to exercise the mental discipline to be grateful in the face of setbacks, I have found, is one of the great experiences that give you that resilience and the opportunity to see your life, to see your community and the world much more broadly, and to keep going. [It’s] the inner strength, even the stubbornness to keep showing up every day, to refuse to quit or give up in the face of any setback. Sometimes the road to progress can feel like it’s two steps forward, one step back, particularly when it comes to advancing the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls. It can seem discouraging, whether you’ve been on that road for a long time or you’re just starting out. But think how different the world would be today if the people who came before us had not just gotten discouraged but because of that had given up,” she continued.

“When I was growing up, there were scholarships I couldn’t apply for, schools that I was not welcome at, just because I was a girl. Some of us here may even remember half-court basketball. [laughter] I see I’ve got some contemporaries. But for everyone else, let me tell you, I played basketball—hard to believe—in high school […] and we had to stop at half-court. You couldn’t cross the center line. The prevailing wisdom was that running up and down a full court would be dangerous for girls’ hearts. Now, we have professional women’s teams and so much else. […] Thanks to Title IX, girls not only play on the full court, they have more opportunities than ever to excel in sports and in class, and we know the results: athletes and artists and scientists and entrepreneurs, leaders in every field. But our work is far from over in big ways and small, the unfinished business of the 21st century is the full equality of women. And there are still too few women in the upper reaches of the private sector, academia, science, technology, not to mention politics and government,” she added.

“We all want our daughters and our granddaughters to dream big and be bold, but too often, starting at such a young age, they hear messages. They aren’t good enough, deserving enough, smart enough. I recently read about a research study, which found that by the age of 6, little girls start thinking they’re not as smart as little boys. Think about that: the age of 6. The chorus of naysayers starts early, and that means we must, too. We have to form our own chorus, twice as loud, convincing our friends, our colleagues, ourselves that women are both smart enough and good enough to be considered for anything they choose to pursue,” Secretary Clinton said.

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  • mmontroyal

    CORRUPT SCUM HILLARY CLINTON.

    Beastly ugly she male Amal Alamuddin is niece of Islamist money-laundering arms dealer Ziad Takieddine. who funnels money to certain government organisations for bribery.

    Junior counsel non-entity lawyer who at almost 40 years old has never led a case in court.

    George Clooney’s fame was bought by this grotesque ugly Arab Tootsie’s family. Box office liability GC accepted.

    Fake marriage with no licence filed. No pregnancy either.

    http://kentuckystars.com/topic/30163802/1/

  • Dawne

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  • surreal

    Don’t waste your time with this one. That’s Levi Steinbeck, he’s paranoid, mentally ill and has a negative obsession with Amal Clooney. He’s probably angry that George married Amal and not him.

  • GroundControl500

    A great woman who would have been a great president.

    Her loss is not only a great loss to my country but a loss to the world. We would be further down the road to better health care, a safer world, fairness for all, and a better economy based on sound economics of fostering a healthy world economy.

  • GroundControl500

    A great woman who would have been a great president.

    Her loss is not only a great loss to my country but a loss to the world. We would be further down the road to better health care, a safer world, fairness for all, and a better economy based on sound economics of fostering a healthy world economy.

  • GroundControl500

    ✊🏼✊🏽✊✊🏿✊🏾

  • Mercyneal

    Ugh, no!! She hates women. She hired Washington DC private investigator to go after her husband’s poor sexual assault victims, like Juanita Broaddrick. Shame on Jared for posting this

  • Mercyneal

    um, sport? I am a woman and would never vote for Mrs. Clinton. She hates women and especially the sexual assault victims of her husband, who after they bravely came forward were attacked by the private investigator Hillary herself hired.

  • Mercyneal

    Two words: Juanita Broaddrick. You also might want to look up what Eileen Wellstone went through at Oxford and how Hillary hired PI Terry Lenzner to go after her

  • GroundControl500

    um, that’s too bad for you. You fell for all the lies about Hillary. And if you fell for Broderick’s utter nonsense then you are a fool. She denied very strongly under oath what she later claimed was an assault. You can believe what you want but I doubt very much Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her. If he later, when her story changed, wanted to hire an investigator to discredit this liar then good for him. That’s exactly what you should do when confronted with false allegations. Broderick also denied in a published interview that anyone close to Bill had threatened her in any way. There is absolutely no proof that Hillary hired anyone.

    Hillary had nothing to do with this. Stop being a puppet for the right wing media that has spent the last almost three fracking decades making up lies and BS about Hillary Clinton. And, if Hillary chooses in private to criticize women who had affairs with her husband then that’s her fvcking right.

    On this International Women’s Day you’d think women would be smarter about being used by those who crawled through the gutter to attack Hillary.

  • GroundControl500

    YOU need to do better research rather than believe unsourced and baseless allegations. There is nothing accurate about the rumors about Wellstone started and spread by dubious sources including the pig Roger Stone. Damn you are gullible.

    Hillary did not hire Terry Lezner. You don’t even know why he was hired. But hey keep believing those lies.

  • GroundControl500

    Shame on you for spreading debunked lies.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Go die for Angelina.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    she belongs in federal prison

  • GroundControl500

    Almost THIRTY fracking years of right wing bullshite about Hillary and not one, NOT ONE, fracking shred of evidence she has done anything wrong.

    Damn you are stupid.

  • mmontroyal

    PR troll hag lying to public !!! Go clean your trailer.

  • Dawne

    Naw, I think I’ll take a long shower instead just typing near your scum.

  • Kihafidhina1776

    Here’s hoping she gets cancer and dies screaming real soon

  • GroundControl500

    😂😂😂

    Keep posting your screeds to “libtards” while aiming the shotgun at your head.

    Stupid, hate-filled and gullible is no way to go through life, son.