By Alexandra Sifferlin
April 4, 2014

The former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been breaking into the men’s club all her career. She shared some of her hard-won wisdom about how that’s done last night at the opening of the Women in the World Conference in New York.

Clinton sat down with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde in a joint interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Both women had the crowd laughing and applauding at their no-nonsense takes on everything from intimidating men, to Russia, to the world economy.

Here are some of the best quotes from Clinton.

On the double standard for women:

On what we should do about the double standard:

On advice for young women on how to handle workplace sexism:

On the qualities women need to succeed:

What young women are doing wrong:

On the state of women’s rights worldwide:

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