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Surname 1Student's NameProfessor's NameCourseDateProfessions for Women by Virginia WoolfProfessions for Womenby Virginia Woolf is a speech that the author communicates to women audience how she became a successful scholar and writer. Notably, in the early and mid-twentieth century, women were socially excluded from diverse opportunities such as jobs, and their presence in workplaces was considered taboo. Virginia notes that in monumental professions such as hers are challenging, and the same situation is exacerbated by the gender perspective, which makes it impossible for women to thrive in a patriarchal system. Woolf envisages diverse stylistic writing elements, which the author uses to convey the overall narrative concerning women and their position in the different professions. The address depicts a lecture to the society regarding the place and role of professional women, consequently forging for women empowerment and gender equality which are evident in the entire speech.