Saturday, June 13, 2009

top women speakers: commencement

Speechwriter and reader Vinca LaFleur sent us her recent post with 10 top women commencement speakers from 1983 to 2009, with links to the texts of these speeches. Included are performers like Meryl Streep and Melissa Etheridge; writers like Gloria Steinem and Anna Quindlen; first ladies Michelle Obama and Barbara Bush; executive Carly Fiorina, impresario Oprah Winfrey and playwright Margaret Edson. I'm delighted that LaFleur compiled her list after reading other reviews of commencement speakers and finding few women highlighted!