MERYL STREEP AT BARNARD - Master Coach Barbara Hofmeister

Meryl Streep may be best known as a 16-time Academy Award nominee and two-time winner, but in her fantastic 2010 commencement speech at Barnard College, Columbia University’s women’s-only sister institution, she reveals herself as equal parts political theorist, humorist, and modern philosopher, speaking on issues of identity, gender roles, change, and happiness.

“Today is about looking forward, into a world where so called ‘women’s issues’—human issues—of gender inequality live at the very crux of the global problems everyone suffers, from poverty to the age crisis, the rise in violent fundamentalist juntas, human trafficking and human rights abuses.” ~ Meryl Streep