Category: Mary Louise Smith Chair

Spring 2011 – Gwen Ifill

*On March 31, 2011, Gwen Ifill presented the lecture “Politics, Policy, and the Reality of Leadership.” Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent and co-anchor for the “PBS NewsHour.” She was frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the vice presidential debates during the 2008 and … Continue reading Spring 2011 – Gwen Ifill

Fall 2008 – Carly Fiorina

*On November 17, 2008, Carly Fiorina presented the lecture “Tough Choices: Women, Leadership, and Power.” Carly Fiorina served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 until 2005, the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business. Fiorina received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University in 1976. In … Continue reading Fall 2008 – Carly Fiorina

Fall 2006 – Lynn Sherr

*On November 28, 2006, Lynn Sherr presented the lecture “Outside the Box: Women, Politics, and Media.” Lynn Sherr is an award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author. Sherr spent more than thirty years at ABC News, including more than twenty as a correspondent with the ABC Newsmagazine “20/20.” Since she left ABC in 2008, she has been … Continue reading Fall 2006 – Lynn Sherr