Just the thought of listening to a speech makes many people switch off immediately. But wait till you hear these five incredible ones that will keep you hooked at every second. Oprah Winfrey, our desi girl Priyanka Chopra, Emma Watson and more touch upon a topic that is widely trending for all the right reasons: Women Empowerment. Whether we talk about in education, in the film industry or in our homes—women empowerment is the need of the hour, now more than ever.
Seen, portrayed and even talked about as the weaker sex, women have been on the backburner for far too long. But times are changing rapidly & these five women have been frontrunners in making that change. Trust us when we say that your perspective will change once you hear these five brilliant speeches.
1. Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the 2018 Golden Globes
This heart-melting, soul-touching speech is exactly what you need to see in order to understand the importance of women’s empowerment. Oprah Winfrey’s oratory skills teamed with her gregarious personality makes this video one that we’d play on repeat.
2. Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech at the United Nation
Malala Yousafzai, a woman who champions the cause of education like no other. She is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate and trust us when we say that her speech at the United Nations will show you a whole new side of the reality of girl’s education as well as the importance of it.
3. Reese Witherspoon’s Woman of the Year Speech
Reese Witherspoon identified what Hollywood was lacking and what a way did she change that! Her Woman of the Year speech is proof that Reese practices what she preaches. She saw the need for stronger female characters, leads and storylines and paved the way for a whole new set of films that little girls can from every creed, class, cultures and races can look up to.
4. Priyanka Chopra’s Power of Women Speech
We all know the struggle of being compared to a boy—whether it’s regarding a curfew, clothes or crew (aka your friends). Priyanka Chopra’s encounter with instances like these highlighted this as an issue that needed to be dealt with, with immediate effect. Priyanka started at an individual level and that conviction has started a fire that can’t be tamed.
5. Emma Watson at the United Nations
Often times Feminism is thought of as man-hating, but in reality, it is everything but that. Emma Watson, the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador talks about how the word is irrelevant, but the idea of it is the real focus. She stresses on how Feminism is important for men, so they can contribute to the conversation, to bring change, to bring equality for a happier future.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we not only celebrate these strong women who urge us to keep being strong but we celebrate the real women in our lives. Be it our moms, colleagues, or our house-helps who have taught us to be bold in their own simple way.
Who are you celebrating today? Let us know in the comments below.
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