Ain’t I a Woman Speech
Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth) | 1851
The first black woman to win a case at court to recover her infant son when the other side was a white man, Isabella Baumfree escaped slavery with her infant daughter in 1826. Before that, she was sold at an auction along with sheep for $100. Being a black woman and a slave, she was brave enough to go against the tide. She broke several stereotypes at the time: racial, social and gender.

Crucial Lessons for Women in Business from a Wall Street CEO
Sallie Krawcheck | 2018 | Inc.
At 23 years old, Sallie Krawcheck was shocked into the industry’s gender divide. She goes on to explain how those years on Wall Street led her to co-found Ellevest, a digital investing platform specifically engineered for women.

I’m a Feminist Speech
Emma Watson | 2014
The idea that pro-woman is anti-man, that if you’re a feminist then you despise men and spread the idea of women’s superiority is a huge point of confusion today. That’s NOT what feminism is. In her speech, Emma Watson clear up the confusion and explained what feminism really is at a special event for the HeForShe campaign at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Keynote Speech at Women’s Empowerment Expo
Taraji P. Henson | 2017
As the keynote speaker, Taraji P. Henson did everything we expected and more as she rocked the Women’s Empowerment Expo stage for a crowd of 3000+ beautiful women (and men, too). In her speech, she touched out chasing your dreams and not allowing “they” (as DJ Khaled would say) to tear you down. She also encouraged us to lift up our sisters no matter what the situation is! 

New Hampshire Speech
Michelle Obama | 2016
The former First Lady of the US delivered her speech after recordings surfaced of President Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. Michelle Obama took advantage of her position and voiced her disgust on his behavior. Michelle Obama, a true role model to everyone, showed Americans that in dark times, people can still be heard.

Nobel Prize Speech
Malala Yousafzai | 2014
This is unquestionably the best speech on women empowerment in education, and it’s all real; a true story of a teenage girl from Pakistan who was shot in the face for taking the path of education and urging other girls to do so. Although her story and speech were addressed to women’s education, Malala made it clear- if women won’t struggle for what they need, they will be silenced forever. It doesn’t matter whether it’s education, domestic violence, discrimination in sports or any other aspect of life, change starts with you.

The Real Reason Female Entrepreneurs Get Less Money
Dana Kanze | 2017 | TedTalk
Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that the reason for this gap might be the types of questions start-up founders get asked when they’re invited to pitch. Whether you’re starting a new business or just having a conversation, learn how to spot the kinds of questions you’re being asked — and how to respond more effectively.

To Solve the World’s Biggest Problems, Invest in Women and Girls
Musimbi Kanyoro | 2017 | Tedtalk
As CEO of the Global Fund for Women, Musimbi Kanyoro works to support women and their ideas. She introduces us to the Maragoli concept of “isirika” — a pragmatic way of life that embraces the mutual responsibility to care for one another — something she sees women practicing all over the world. She then calls for everyone to practice this so we may life one another up.

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders (Part 1)
Sheryl Sandburg | 2010 | TedTalk
As the Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg offers advice to women aiming to reach the C-Suite while addressing why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions.
So We Leaned in… Now What? (Part 2)
Sheryl Sandburg | 2013 | TedTalk

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Speech
Hillary Clinton | 1995
This is one of the most daring, fierce and idolized speeches about women’s issues. Some people consider it the best speech on women empowerment. You may like her or hate her, you might question her honesty, but her statements were precise, bold and sharp as she spoke against policies and stereotypes that abuse women face throughout the world.

3 Lessons on Success From an Arab Business Woman
Leila Hoteit | 2016 | TedTalk
Professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. What can their success teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress? Tracing her career as an engineer, advocate and mother in Abu Dhabi, Leila Hoteit shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world.