“She didn't just help other women. She spent her entire life counseling and cajoling, inspiring and lifting up so many of us who are here today,” Clinton said.

“So the angels better be wearing their best pins and putting on their dancing shoes," Clinton said, an angel pin attached to her own jacket as she spoke. "Because if, as Madeline believed, there's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women, they haven't seen anyone like her yet.”

Albright died in March at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. The first woman to serve as secretary of state, Albright was also a child of Czech refugees who fled from a Nazi invasion. She used her experience growing up in communist Yugoslavia and fleeing to the U.S. to inform her work on world affairs, becoming a staunch defender of democracy and human rights.