“When you are excellent … you become an unforgettable woman.”
March is Women’s History Month, and there are many areas in life to celebrate outstanding contributions from amazing women.
One example is speeches – some of the most inspiring talks in history have been spoken by female orators like Sojourner Truth, Oprah Winfrey and Susan B. Anthony. These 23 speeches delivered by women will inspire you to use your voice and stand in your power.
Oprah Winfrey’s Spelman College commencement speech.
Madonna’s Billboard Woman of the Year speech.
Michelle Obama’s The City College of New York commencement speech.
Priyanka Chopra’s Variety Power of Women speech.
Gloria Steinem’s ’70s Women’s Liberation Rally speech.
Rihanna’s Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year speech.
Luvvie Ajayi Jones’ TED Talk on getting out of your comfort zone.
Jessica Chastain’s Screen Actors Guild Award acceptance speech.
Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign speech.
Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize Concert speech.
Debbie Sterling’s TED Talk on females in engineering.
Sojourner Truth’s Women’s Rights Convention speech.
Maya Angelou’s inaugural poem speech.
Lisa Nichols’ motivational speech.
Deshauna Barber’s speech on persistence.
Jennifer Aniston’s Variety Power of Women speech.
Dolores Huerta’s National Farm Workers Association rally speech.
Greta Thunberg’s Climate Action Summit speech.
Larissa Martinez’s valedictorian speech.
Susan B. Anthony’s women’s right to vote speech.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s feminism speech.
Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem speech.
Hillary Clinton’s women’s rights are human rights speech.