Hillary Clinton offered some leadership advice to women in public roles during an event at New York University on Friday.
“One of the best pieces of advice that I’ve ever heard from anyone is Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1920s, who said that women in politics or in public roles should grow skin like a rhinoceros,” she said.
Joined on stage by her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and philanthropist Melinda Gates, the former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate-in-waiting discussed the importance of learning from criticism.
“There’s that old saying, ‘Your critics can be your best friends’ if you listen to them and learn from them but don’t get dragged down by them.”
The comments came after personal documents from one of Clinton’s late friends were released, revealing new insights into how Clinton dealt with setbacks in the White House during her time as First Lady.