Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archives devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication houses speeches of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, U.S. cabinet members, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and first ladies; international women leaders, presidents and prime ministers; and historically significant women leaders and activists.
Speeches are continually being gathered by our staff. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection. Continue to check back regularly as we are constantly updating this site.
The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Nikki Haley
- Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa Haley was elected as the 166th governor and first non-European-American and first female governor of South Carolina. She is the second Indian American governor to be elected in the United States. Haley assumed office on January 12, 2011. Born January 20, 1972, in Bamberg, South Carolina, Haley began keeping books for her family’s clothing store at age 13. After high school, she completed a bachelor of science degree in accounting at Clemson University. Following college, she worked for FCR, Inc., a company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, as accounting supervisor. Using her expertise, Haley returned to her... More