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The Keynote Women Speech Bank is a new initiative that will showcase women speakers across time and around the world, from antiquity to the present. Historically women have been nearly absent from the record of public speaking. What they said was seldom written down or remembered. Speeches by women have failed to draw recognition or appreciation. 

It’s time to change that.

We want every girl and woman to see what a powerful female speaker looks like – and hear what she sounds like. That’s why we will feature transcripts, video, and, in some cases, just recorded sound. 

Ida B. Wells on lynching, Rose Schneiderman on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Mary Robinson on human rights, Margaret Thatcher’s “Iron Lady” speech, Oprah at the Golden Gloves – they’ll all be there. We’ll share the unforgettable words, images and sounds of women advancing their vision, advocating for change, inspiring generations to come. 

We’ll shine a spotlight on women of different ethnicities, nations and perspectives – protecting their legacy and promoting their future.

We are under construction but will launch soon. In the meantime, sign up and we’ll let you know when we kick off.

 


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