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Speaking While Female

We want this site to promote awareness and discussion about women’s public speech. Do you want to comment on the speeches we’ve selected? Are there historically important speeches by women you think we should include? Please get in touch:



I’m a consultant and speaker committed to women’s speech, voice, and thought leadership. I created the Speaking While Female Speech Bank to set the record straight on who actually spoke in history (hint: not just men), and because representation matters. 

My consultancy is I help women become recognized experts, brand ambassadors and rainmakers, and I help companies attract, retain and promote gender diverse leadership by showcasing the ideas and insights of their female talent. I’ve worked with women at all career levels in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors, and I’ve written speeches for high-profile women in corporate and public life.

I’m a judge for the annual Cicero Speechwriting Awards, which recognizes outstanding contemporary speeches and speechwriters from around the world.

Earlier in my career I was an award-winning journalist for Texas Monthly, Readers Digest, Institutional Investor, The Independent on Sunday, and other publications.

I graduated with honors from Yale and the University of Texas. In 2004 I founded the Leadership Communications Roundtable to support speechwriters and ghostwriters. On weekends I judge high school debate tournaments, because I want young people to master the skills of engaging passionately with ideas, disagreeing with civility, and making evidence-based arguments.



I’m completing my Master’s degree in English Literature at Hunter College in New York City. I graduated summa cum laude from Purchase College.


I’m an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. My focus is on sociology, data science, and digital marketing. I was a data science and research intern for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, examining diversity and inclusion in media and communication.


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