Elocution Lessons: Yet Another Tool of the Patriarchy?
Masha Yudin stashed this in Career - women
Yes, you need to make an effort if you want to achieve.
"Women in the workplace understand they need to carry themselves with authority. Ambitious women know they must rise above their teenage speech patterns. That doesn’t make them victims of the patriarchy. It means they understand how the world works and that standards still count in certain sectors of society. That’s, like, you know, common sense."
Use of eloquent language does seem like it would be more influential.