- Switch it up: "When the woman starts talking, the men switch off," says International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, on why gender parity is taking so long.
- Last-minute speaker crisis, solved: The wonderful author Anne Lamott was due to speak at the TED conference last week...until she took the wrong passport to the airport. Find out how she and the conference made it work out, anyway. Public speaking is messy in myriad ways, and I'm glad she shared this experience.
- Hide and seek speakers: This Melbourne Islamic conference was widely criticized for hiding the faces of women speakers in its program, a bad compromise between saying "we have women speakers" and "we don't think women should be seen."
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at 39 lies, myths, and mistaken notions speakers tell themselves and Famous Speech Friday shared a speech by Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye, called by some the grandmother of the transgender movement.
- About the quote: Silence=slavery. Find more quotes like this one on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
Monday, May 1, 2017
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