Clinton was asked "how important" it would be for the U.S. to elect a female president by moderator Sanjay Gupta during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

“That is a question that I will answer taking myself totally out of it,” she said, according to The Washington Post.

She then added: “The idea that our country has still some unfinished business of our own politically, I think we have to accept.”

Clinton suggested that electing the first female president could help eliminate some of the economic barriers women face in the U.S. and globally.

“Electing one person, a woman, is not going to end those challenges, but it provides a kind of boost to the efforts that so many of us would be making for so long,” she said. “I think it would be a very strong statement. … And, someday, I hope it happens.”

The former secretary of State is believed to be considering a presidential bid in 2016, but she hasn't yet made a decision. She's expected to win the Democratic nomination is she decides to run and has led nearly every poll so far.