Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has still not revealed her presidential ambitions, is likely to make gender inequality her main agenda if she contests election in 2016.
In her address to a gathering of female technology executives on Tuesday, Clinton expressed her disappointment at the existing gap between men and women in their pay structure.
Clinton’s Tuesday speech was the first of total three speeches scheduled to be given before predominantly female audiences in the coming weeks before she may make an official announcement regarding giving a second attempt to contest for presidential elections.
She is emerging as a hot favorite among all Democratic probables for the presidential bid.
According to Clinton, the women software developers in the country have just got limited to less than a quarter and the technology firms are to be blamed for promoting a loutish culture.
“It’s been almost a Wild West environment. I think a lot of women find that distasteful, to be in a situation sort of resembling a locker-room,” the former Secretary of State said while underling the boom witnessed in Silicon Valley in recent decades.
In her unsuccessful run in 2008, Clinton’s presidential campaign downplayed her gender as well as the historic nature of the woman’s prospect of being elected for the presidency for the first time.
In March, Clinton is scheduled to address an annual conference of Emily’s List, the political action committee which assists in the election of women supporting abortion rights.