SpeechWorks presents this collection of the greatest speeches of great women. Represented here are some of the most famous women of recent history, including athletes, politicians, businesswomen, diplomats, heads of state, activists, philanthropists, and more. You will hear the actual voices of these women, recorded at public functions at which they were the featured speakers.
Included are the following:
Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer
Clare Boothe Luce, American author, politician, and diplomat
Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, and activist
Golda Meir, a teacher, politician, stateswoman, and prime minister of Israel
Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and missionary
Katharine Hepburn, Academy Award-winning actress
Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan
Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives
Queen Noor of Jordan, widow of King Hussein of Jordan
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch American activist, author, and politician
Billie Jean King, American tennis champion
Gloria Steinem, American journalist and activist
Nadia Comaneci, Romanian champion gymnast
Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist
Hillary Clinton, American politician
Oprah Winfrey, American actress, talk-show host, and media proprietor
Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize laureate
Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman
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This is Greatest Speeches of Humankind!
These are the actual speeches, recorded at the time. Some are a little screechy, but all are thought provoking.
This should be required "listen to" in social studies!