10. Finally, for the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation’s top colleges are featuring women as commencement speakers.
In honor of the milestone, our gender editor, Jessica Bennett, put together snippets from a few of her favorite graduation speeches by notable women, including the one Shonda Rimes gave at Dartmouth in 2014.
“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams,” she said.
“Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”
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