Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained to the Women in the World summit in New York today that the clock is turning back for women in America.

Clinton praised her own mother for helping empower her to success and marveled at the opportunities that her own daughter Chelsea has pursued.

But Clinton warned that there is still so much to do to promote women's rights in America.

"As I look at all these young women that I am privileged to work with, or know through Chelsea, and its hard to imagine turning the clock on them," Clinton said. “But in places around America, large and small, the clock is turning back,” she said, noting that women in America live “shorter lives” than any other industrialized country.

Clinton called for "equal pay" for working women as well as paid family and medical leave benefits. 

"[I]f America is going to lead the way we expect ourselves to lead, we need to empower women here at home to participate fully in our economy and our society," she said.