In Many Women’s Speeches, One

Before her death last week, Denise Graveline compiled a staggering index of 275 "Famous Speeches" by women.

Denise Graveline was a speaking coach, a blogger, a rhetoric expert and a feminist who wanted to answer her cleints' question, "Where can I find examples of great women's speeches?" In response, she compiled the Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women.

Graveline died Feb. 9 at 58

But the work she did is still praised by her clients, her talks are recalled by her audiences, her writing alerted all of us to the need to encourage women public speakers—and her index, we hope, is of permanent value to the community of speechwriters and rhetoricians, historians and women. —DM

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