A call for speeches by women
December 20, 2018
Men still dominate big jobs, and thus still overpopulate the podium. To find great speeches by women, we must go further.
Speechwriter and advocate for women speakers Dana Rubin publicly noted there were zero woman represented in the December issue of Vital Speeches of the Day.
In response, I wrote:
“Of course we regularly publish women’s speeches in Vital Speeches—the December issue was a rare exception—but we always seek more, and since men still dominate top institutional jobs, they still overpopulate the podium. So sometimes we have to go a bit further out of our way to find great women’s speeches, and I welcome everyone’s help in nominating them. If anyone has questions about the types of speeches we are looking for, I’m happy to discuss.”
And I am. Let’s work on this together. —DM