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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Women and the Economy Summit in San Francisco in September 2011, discussing the inclusion of women as an economic growth strategy and the opportunity that information transcends borders creates.
Hillary Clinton discussed the primary aim of the conference as advancing the rights of women. She speaks on growing our economies to ensure shared prosperity for all nations and all people by giving all citizens young and old greater opportunity so they can live up to their potential and become a contributing member of the global marketplace.
In this captivating talk, Hillary Clinton discusses what she says is a vital source of growth: women. With economic models straining worldwide, Hillary says “we cannot afford to perpetuate the barriers facing women in the workforce by increasing women’s participation in the economy.”