Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report A question for Robert Mueller MORE is heaping praise on Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi, Mnuchin reach 'near-final agreement' on budget, debt ceiling Wendy Davis launches bid for Congress in Texas Steyer calls on Pelosi to cancel 'six-week vacation' for Congress MORE (D-Calif.), saying the Speaker is proof that “it often takes a woman to get the job done.”

“The tidal wave of women and young people running for office is helping to build an America that’s not only kinder, fairer, bigger-hearted — but safer, stronger, and more secure,” Clinton said Thursday in a video message to attendees at the MAKERS conference. The annual summit, held this year in California, is aimed at accelerating “the women’s movement through stories of real life experiences that ignite passion and action,” according to organizers.


"As Speaker Nancy Pelosi — doesn’t that sound great — has proved yet again it often takes a woman to get the job done," Clinton said. 

“This is such an important time,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee added in the pre-taped message.

“More than at any other point in my life, women are coming together to tackle big problems and rewrite old rules. And I’m energized and encouraged by the diverse group of women everywhere who are speaking out — speaking out against inequality, and bigotry, and racism, and homophobia,” Clinton said.

The former secretary of State repeated a line that she noted she’s often uttered, saying standing up for women’s rights is the “unfinished business of the 21st century.”

“Finishing that business is going to take all of us: innovators and entrepreneurs, athletes and activists, trailblazers and change-makers,” Clinton, 71, continued. “And also women and men.”

Clinton didn’t address multiple news reports in recent months that she hasn’t ruled out a 2020 White House bid. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, citing three unnamed sources, said last month that Clinton had told people that she wasn’t “closing the door on the idea of running in 2020.” Several former Clinton aides have poured water on the reports that she would launch another presidential campaign.

“This is a pivotal moment,” Clinton said in her Thursday message. “And all together, I believe there’s nothing we can’t do. I look forward to working with you every step of the way.”

Clinton isn’t the only well-known face to appear at MAKERS. John Legend, actor Terry Crews, MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, singer Ciara, Gloria Steinem and actress Jada Pinkett Smith are also poised to be among the conference speakers.