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Any hope of seeing a woman become the next president of the United States was shattered this week, after the country voted in Republican candidate Donald Trump as its next leader.

However, if it was up to Hollywood star, Goldie Hawn, she'd quite like to see two leaders in the White House.

"I think that leadership is a very interesting thing. And I suppose, I think there should be two leaders," Goldie Hawn, the Hollywood actress told CNBC's Tania Bryer.

Speaking ahead of the U.S. election on "CNBC Conversation", the American actress said she believed both men and women have a "tremendous ability to lead" a country.

"I think that men have tremendous ability to lead. And I think women have a tremendous ability to lead and they lead differently, and it gives a wonderful perspective to the problems."

"Women by nature are a certain way, they think a certain way. Women are web thinkers. We think wide … Why? Because we have children. Why? Because we were born as women to have children to be able to take care of them. We do so many things at once."

Actress, director and producer Goldie Hawn
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"And you know men aren't as good at that. I'm not saying they're bad or indifferent, but they're very good at single tasking and they're incredibly brilliant and they have a lot of personal power — those that have honed it."

"So I would say a male and a female running this country would just be fabulous."

On Wednesday, results showed that the U.S. had selected Republican Donald Trump as its 45th president, who claimed victory after Hillary Clinton called him to concede the election.

Prior to the vote, Hawn told CNBC that she was voting for Clinton, not because she was a woman but because she thought Clinton was the "most equipped to be able to deal with this world."

Fighting against the glass ceiling

This Thursday marked the U.K.'s "Equal Pay Day", a day which highlighted that from November 10, 2016, women in the U.K. would be effectively working for free until the end of 2016, due to the disparity seen in earnings compared to their male coworkers.

Gender pay inequality has been a controversial subject in 2016, and for Hawn it is a "frustrating situation", however she went on to admit that it was a "slow, slow process" to fix.

"Well let's put it this way. It's a frustrating situation but I choose what frustrates me, because there's a lot of things in the world that can bring you down."

"And as long as you're getting paid and you've got food on your table and you have a loving family and you have so much to be grateful for – those little things don't get me down. OK. They can be irritating. And I think maybe that's the way I've always been."

"You take what's the real problem here: Solve the real problem. The real problem with that is so deep that no one person is going to change it. It's a slow, slow process."

"And in all the years that I've been in the industry, things have gone backward and some things have gone forward. You know and it's kind of like a universal wave. Sometimes you just can't control it."

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