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Full Power For Women

By Priyanka Chopra

Good afternoon, and thank you and, wow.

I am so privileged and so honored to be sharing this afternoon with all of

you and these incredibly amazing women that are being honored today. I'd like to
extend my congratulations to each one of you, Octavia, Michelle, Kelly, Patty, and
all fifty women that have been included
in the impact report. Your achievements not just inspire me but also so many
others to work harder to be better and to make a dent wherever we can.

So, I'm very, very proud to be standing alongside you. So, in life you know
there are moments when you stop and ask yourself: “How did I get here?” Like:
“Why am I standing here?” Well, this is definitely one of those moments for me
and I find myself going back to the beginning, back to my roots.

I was born to incredible parents, amazing parents who served as doctors in

the Indian Army. I was the first born and as far back as I can remember I made my
parents very proud and happy 99% of the time. Okay, slight exaggerations of
personal achievements are allowed from time to time, don't you think? My brother
was born a few years later and even then, nothing changed for me. We were both
given equal opportunities, and I want to emphasize this, I want to really
emphasize this for you because I don't think a lot of people might
understand that being equal might seem very normal but where I come from India
and a lot of developing countries around the world more of not this is an
exception. It's actually a privilege.

My first experience of the glaring disparity between boys and girls came at a
very, very young age. I grew up in a middle-class family with extremely
philanthropic parents who constantly reminded me and my brother how lucky we
were and how giving back to those who were less fortunate was not a choice it
was a way of life.

I was seven or eight years old when my parents started taking me on these
visits in a traveling clinic to developing communities around and villages around
the city that we lived in called Bareilly. We were packed into this ambulance and
would my parents would provide free medical care to people who couldn't afford
it. My job at the age of eight was an assistant pharmacist. I would count all the
medicines put them in an envelope and give it out to patients, and I really took my
job very seriously, very seriously. But the more I went on these expeditions, the
more I began to notice the simplest things that distinguished a boy from a girl or a
man from a woman. For example, girls were pulled out of school when they hit
puberty because they were considered ready for marriage and babies. That's 12
and 13 while boys still enjoyed their childhood. Or basic human rights such as
health care were denied just because they were women.

Let this, let's call this whole experience trigger number one for me. Fast-
forward a few years and many, many triggers in between. Like a producer-director
for example early on in my career, I must have been about 18 or 19, telling me
that if I didn't agree to the ridiculous terms or painfully low salary in his movie
that he would just replace me because girls are replaceable in the entertainment
business. That was a memorable one. Made me decide to make myself
irreplaceable. But I think what really moved the needle for me and ultimately led
me to create the Priyanka Chopra foundation for health and education and around
the same time partner with UNICEF was an encounter with my housekeeper’s

About 12 years ago I came home from set early one day and she was sitting
in my library reading a book and she must have been eight or nine years old and I
knew she loved reading. So, I asked her, I was like, this is, I mean, it's a weekday
why aren't you in school? And she said: “Oh, I don't go to school anymore.” So, I
went and asked her mother and I said, you know: “Why isn't she in school?” And
her mom said that her family couldn't afford to send her and her brother's to
school, so they chose the boys. The reason, she would eventually get married and
it would be a waste of money. I was completely blown, and it shook me to my
core. Eventually, I decided to cover the cost of her education so that she could
continue to learn because education is a basic human right. And a huge necessity
especially today. From that point on I was determined to make a difference and as
many children's lives as I could. In whatever big or small way that I could

There's a really, really beautiful quote that I read recently, and I think it's
absolutelyappropriate to say, to explain what I'm trying to say today. “The hand
that rocks the cradle, the procreator, the mother of tomorrow; a woman shapes the
destiny of civilization. Such is the tragic irony of fate, that a beautiful creation
such as a girl child is today one of the gravest concerns facing humanity.” Girls
have the power to change the world. It is a fact and yet today girls are more likely
than boys never to set foot in a classroom. Despite all the efforts and progress
made over the last two decades.
More than, I'm just gonna give you a stat, more than 15 million girls of
primary school age will never learn how to read or write compared to 10 million
boys. Primary school it's the beginning of our future. Over the last 11 years, I have
witnessed firsthand the incredible work that UNICEF does for children around the
world. Especially victims and survivors of childmarriage, displacement, war,
sexual violence. But there is still so much work to do. And for me, that is the fuel
to my fire. The reason I'm so committed to this cause and that is where my passion
stems from because I know that a girl’s education not just empowers families but
communities and economies. A result of her education we all do better. It's just as
simple as that.

As entertainers and influencers sitting in this room I feel that is our social
responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless, which is why I applaud each and
every woman in this room for being such a badass. For using your platform and
your voice to contribute to change and for ensuring that there is not even one lost
generation as long as we are alive. I'd like to thank variety and all of you for
encouraging me and all of us in this room to keep going and fighting on. Thank
you so much.


 Opening Session
1. Greeting and introduction
She opens her speech with “Good afternoon, and thank you and,
wow” to greet all of the audience. But she forgot to introduce her
self, I think she guess all the audiences know her name so she pass
the introduction session.
2. Lead the audiences by asking a question to catch the attention
“How did I get here?” Like: “Why am I standing here?”, she said
that because she wants to grab the attention of the audience and
make them want to hear more.
3. Lead the audiences to the topic
She tells how important moments in our life to lead the audience to
the topic and make the audience interest.
4. Tell the audiences about the agenda
She didn’t tell the agenda of the activity, she just share her
experienced to inspire the audiences.
 Contents
 Closing Session
1. A call to action
It is especially important to tell the audience what you want it to
do as a result of hearing you speak. “For using your platform
and your voice to contribute to change and for ensuring that
there is not even one lost generation as long as we are alive” she
said. A call to action is the best way to wrap up your talk with
strength and power.
2. Thankful to the audiences
She said ‘Thank you’, with a smile and positive eye contact with the
audiences for the great time that she used to tell her story.
Assalamualaikum Wr.Wb.
The honorable lecturer of English Department, Mrs. Sri Wahyuni.
And my beloved friends of English Department.

Thanksgiving Praise to Allah SWT because we can be gathered here

through His blessing. I am also grateful to the lecturer who has given me the
opportunity to stand here today. First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My
name is Yenny Dwi Nugraheni I am a student of Semarang University. In this
opportunity I would like to deliver my speech entitled “Environmental Damage in
Ladies and gentlemen, I have a story about a man who has lived in one of
major cities in Indonesia; exactly he is my uncle. He ever told me that when he
was a child, he can see many trees in his environment. But right now those trees
are not as many again which causes the Carbon Monoxide can’t be change into
Oxygen. When he was a child, he can breathe deeper without any trouble of
cough. But right now when he breathes for just a minute, he can suddenly cough
because of the pollution. And when he was a child, every step that he took, he saw
only a few trashes in his sight. But right now trash can be seen everywhere. Well,
ladies and gentlemen, I am sure those experiences have been ever experienced not
only by my uncle but also by people in another places. So what should we do to
recover our environment? I am standing here is not just to tell you about the
condition of our environment only; I also want to invite you to do some good
things to save our environment.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, As we also know nowadays every human

activity are affected by the amount of nature resources and energy in our country.
Most industrial sector in Indonesia exploits the natural resources and energy to
run their production. By the reason, natural reservation is so important to save our
nature. Nature is a place for human and living things to live in. If we use them in
irresponsible way, it would cause serious damage. The smash up we’ve made to
our beloved nature is as same as self destruction to our selves. Why I said so? It is
because a country is connected to other country as well as the nature. That’s why
every country on earth has the responsibility to protect our earth and prevent it
from destruction.
Furthermore, a lot of environmental damage that we often hear, for example are:
1. Global warming: as we know we have already felt it all over the world as well
as in our country, Indonesia.
2. Air temperature is increasing.
3. Sea level is rising, and will submerge small islands and lands around the coast.
4. Climate change and extreme weather which can be seen in many places around
the world also in Indonesia.
5. Pollution that is caused by the waste produced from industrial factories and
6. The greenhouse effect that caused by excessive carbon dioxide gas and causes
global warming makes the earth hotter.
7. Acid rain and another natural disaster all over the country. These phenomena
must have a link to the environmental damage that occurs. If the causes of these
damages are not handled well, of course it makes it getting worse and harmful to
all living things on earth.

Ladies and gentlemen, Our environment has a great influence in our live.
Good or bad our environment definitely will affect our live especially in our
health. Actually, the environmental damage can be minimized if all of human
beings can preserve our country; such as by putting garbage in the trash bin,
planting any kinds of trees in the barren area or in edge of the road, reforestation,
and keep our environment clean and safe whenever and wherever. By doing those
simple efforts, it means we have participated in the preservation of our
environment in Indonesia.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, All I can say is “let’s go green and let’s save
the world to stop global warming! Hopefully this earth and can still be enjoyed by
us and our grandchildren one day later. Just remember that this natural survival
depends on what we do to nature”.
Finally, this is the end of my speech. I hope it will be useful to all of us. I
do apologize if there were any mistakes on my speech because humans lack and
excess are the property belongs only to Allah. Thank you for your kind attention.
Billahi Taufiq Walhidayah, Wassalamualaikum Wr.Wb

 Opening Session
1. Greeting and Intoduction
Even if the topic of her speech is a serious one, she stills greet her
listeners like ”Assalamualaikum Wr.Wb.” to win their favor and
regain her confidence. Next, she gives her gratitude for the lecturer
and the audiences and also introduce herself .
2. Lead The Audience by Asking a Question to Catch Attention
She didn’t ask a question for the audiences anymore in opening
session. She just tell the audiences what the title oh her speech.
3. Lead the Audiences to the topic
“, I have a story about a man who has lived in one of major cities in
Indonesia; exactly he is my uncle …..”, she tells a story in the past to
grab the attention of the audience, and engage their interest in your
4. Tell the Audiences About The Agenda
She didn’t say anything about the agenda, because she start to give the
contents of her speech to the audiences after opening session.

 Contents
 Closing Session
1. Call to Action
A call to action is the best way to wrap up your talk with strength
and power. For example, she give them a call to action like “ let’s go
green and let’s save the world to stop global warming! Hopefully this
earth and can still be enjoyed by us and our grandchildren one day
later.” to Tell the audience exactly what you want them to do.
2. Quote
“Just remember that this natural survival depends on what we do to
nature” said she. People love to be motivated and inspired to be or do
something different and better in the future, so she gives a motivational
quote to inspire other people/the Audiences to keep clean this nature
3. Do Apologizes
She do aspologize for any mistake when she speaks in front of the
4. Match Opening Sentence
She closes her speech with “Billahi Taufiq Walhidayah,
Wassalamualaikum Wr.Wb” to match with the opening sentence.