Speech Trek

Speech Trek Eleanor Stem-Allen Memorial 

  a speech competition for all high schoolers, public and private


Speech Trek, in its eighth year, is an AAUW California Project that begins on the branch level with a speech tournament for local students and culminates with three top statewide finalists performing their five-minute speeches at the AAUW California convention in April. 

 2013-2014 Topic: WOMEN AT THE TOP . . . why not?

The post WWII Women’s Movement has celebrated 50 years of progress…yet there is a ceiling on this progress in leadership roles for women.  Is there an ambition or opportunity gap?

Why are only 14% of private and governmental organizations led by women?  Why are only twenty-one of all Fortune 500 CEO positions held by women?  What issues do women face that contributes to this lack of substantial progress? (Click HERE to read more)


Branch Speech Trek Coordinators, click on the titles below to download these documents from the Forms & Documents section of this website. 

Make sure your members know that donations to Speech Trek are tax deductible.  Checks should be written to SPF/Speech Trek. 

Eleanor Stem-Allen Memorial

2013 Speech Trek Contest Finalists

 Pictured are (from left): Pavin Trinh, 1st place winner of $1500, (Alhambra-San Gabriel); Tierney Pretzer, 3rd place winner of $500 (Mariposa);  Kaitlyn Schultz, 2nd place winner of $1000 (Oakddale/Escalon/Riverbank)
Click HERE to view the videos of their speeches.
Congratulations to all of them and the branches that supported them—and to all of the branches and students throughout the state who participated in the Speech Trek contest in 2013.

 Who will be the 2014 Speech Trek finalists?  They could be from your branch!

Created: 08/10/2008 Updated: 09/05/2013