Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's Advice to Women in Politics: Get Thicker Skin

There are plenty of male politicians who need that advice, too, frankly


Hillary Clinton told a packed auditorium of New York University students Thursday that the most important tip she could offer women in public life was a lesson she took from one of her role models, Eleanor Roosevelt: "Grow skin like a rhinoceros."

"When you look at the challenges of being a change-maker and being willing to buck the establishment, it's important to learn how to take criticism seriously but not personally, and to do that you have to be willing to hear what others who are your critics are saying and to evaluate where they are coming from," Clinton said at an event for her family foundation's "No Ceilings" project.