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.
- Iveta Radicova
- Iveta Radicová served as prime minister of Slovakia from 2010 to 2012, the country’s first female prime minister. Prior to becoming prime minister, Radicova was a professor of sociology and was Slovakia's first female professor of sociology. Radivoá was born December 7, 1956, in Bratislava, Slovakia. She studied sociology at Comenius University and earned her Ph.D.; she also studied at the University of Oxford. Upon her return to Slovakia in 1991, Radicová founded the Center for Analysis of Social Policy, one of Slovakia's first non-government organizations, and served as its executive director until 2005. During this period, Radicová also lectured... More