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