Hillary Clinton knows her audience: At a women's leadership conference in Silicon Valley Tuesday, she hit hard on gender inequality and family leave policies, leaning on a long list of statistics to underscore her points.
Clinton -- a former U.S. senator, secretary of state and first lady -- is widely expected to announce a 2016 bid for president, but she wouldn't answer the question Tuesday, telling journalist Kara Swisher it would come "in good time."
Clinton told an enthusiastic audience of about 5,000 (most of them women) that she is a list-maker and still has a few items to check off that list before deciding on a run.
But she said that having a woman in the White House would make a difference, noting that in the 1970s and '80s, when there were few women in Senate, the federal government didn't conduct medical tests on female subjects.
"Big trials on breast cancer did not include female subjects -- then along came women like Barbara Mikulski and they changed that," she said.