It’s that time of year again, guys. Our compilation of the four best commencement speeches of 2015. But (plot twist!!) it’s a no boys allowed theme this year because a) women rule the world and b) it’s women crush wednesday. Sorry, fellas. Not to worry the advice these boss ladies provide is not gender specific.
Award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wellesley College
“We can not always bend the world into the shapes we want but we can try, we can make a concerted and real and true effort. And you are privileged that, because of your education here, you have already been given many of the tools that you will need to try. Always just try. Because you never know.”
SNL’s Maya Rudolph, Tulane University
“If I must give any of you advice it would be say yes. Say yes, and…and create your own destiny.”
FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, Tuskegee University
“I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust yourselves to chart your own course and make your own mark on the world.”
GMA’s Robin Roberts, Emerson University
“Don’t worry about the fear factor. Everybody in here has felt it and will feel it. It is something that you have to realize that if you wait for it to pass you’re going to be sitting on the sidelines for a very long time.”
Tell ’em girls. No wonder their our #wcw. Congrats to all the 2015 graduates. Be bold and carry on.