Angelina Jolie talked female empowerment when she sat down with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for the National Democratic Institute.

Angelina Jolie, 45, wants women to understand their value, and ultimately unlock their full potential. The A-lister sat down with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a discussion, which was moderated by Mika Brzezinski for the National Democratic Institute. During the video chat, the Maleficent actress said there were many “societal factors” holding women back. “Women contribute so much, they are giving, are nurturing by nature, are community-building by nature, are strong, are intelligent, and yet what is it that’s holding us back?” Angelina began.

“I think when you speak of value, that’s something to really sit with. Why is it that so many women still don’t know their own value? What is it that’s been done to us, whether it be the rapes and the lack of accountability for the rape, whether it be domestic violence, whether it be … this question where we still, we still are saying, ‘Please stop hurting me,’ and ‘Please hold someone to account if they hurt me’,” she added.

During the portion of their conversation, which the National Democratic Institute shared on Twitter, the former public servant said the result of empowering women included, “women that are able to make a political difference by running for office” and “being part of the decision-making mechanis

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