NEW YORK-Hillary Clinton delivered a rousing speech on women's rights Friday, insisting that empowering women is a "core imperative" for society if the United States is to enjoy economic success and remain a global leader.
Speaking at the Women in the World Summit organized by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek The Daily Beast, Clinton acknowledged women "have come so far" in areas including politics and in the workplace. But she called gender equality the "unfinished business of the 21st century"-not just in developing countries, but in the U.S., where women continue to be "marginalized" when it comes to access to education and their ability to receive a salary equal to their male peers.
"For many American women, the dream of upward mobility … the American dream remains elusive," Clinton declared. "No country can achieve its full economic potential when women are left out or left behind."
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