Amal Clooney left countless people inspired after her speech at the Texas Conference for Women in Austin on Tuesday.
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Clooney, who is an international human rights lawyer, addressed the struggles that women face in a powerful and eloquent speech. She told the crowd of her role model, her mother, who she described as “a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent but also had balance,” adding that, “She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that stuck with me.”
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But the final thoughts she left the crowd with are perhaps the most moving, as she reminded women of the importance of being a united force. She said. “As women, there is a bond that we all share. It’s a bond of shared experience. Experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face. The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other. And this is something that we can practice every day, no matter where we are or what we do. Because if we are united, there is no limit to what we can do.”
Clooney’s comments about women’s rights have been applauded, and many people took to social media to react.
More than 7,250 women in this room and you could hear a pin drop as Amal Clooney describes genocide, war crimes, human rights. #TXConfWomen
— Amanda Reed (@MrsAmandaReed) November 15, 2016
Women need to uplift each other instead of criticizing and competing. – Amal Clooney #TXConfWomen #humanrights
— Stronger Women (@strongwomenever) November 15, 2016
Amal Clooney alone makes the #TXConfWomen worth it. So inspiring to hear her speak about her fight against the injustices women face daily.
— Rachael Genson (@rmgenson) November 15, 2016
With all due respect to @GeorgeClooney, his wife is the really big star. With human rights lawyer Amazing Amal in Austin today #TXConfWomen pic.twitter.com/FqQt7R6hAz
— Carroll Bogert (@carrollbogert) November 16, 2016
Amazing to hear Amal Clooney speak about the incredible work she's doing for human rights at #TXConfWomen pic.twitter.com/T7VNRmybKf
— Erica Brennes (@EricaBrennes) November 16, 2016
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"If we keep up the fight for women's rights, I believe there is nothing we can't do." ~Amal Clooney at #TXConfWomen pic.twitter.com/5HDtUYe4gD
— Karina Keating (@kakelkeating) November 15, 2016
We couldn’t agree more, and as much as we love George Clooney, it’s his wife who has just proven why she’s a force to be reckoned with and a true inspiration!
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