Highlights: Past Speakers


Claire M. Fagin, HON’77, HON’94
Dean of the School of Nursing, 1977-1992 Interim President of the University, 1993-1994 
Alvin Shoemaker, W’60, HON’95
Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, 1986-1994 Former Chairman of First Boston Corporation  

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former First Lady Former Secretary of State  

Virginia F. Knauer, FA’37, HON’71
First Woman Elected to the Philadelphia City Council First U.S. Consumer Advocate  

Judith S. Rodin, CW’66, HON’04

President of the University of Pennsylvania, 1994-2004 , Current President of the Rockefeller Foundation  

The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell
, CW’69
Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ,Former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  

Marcia Devins Greenberger, Esq., CW’67, L’70
Founder and Co-President of The National Women’s Law Center  

Sandra Day O’Connor
Former United States Supreme Court Justice  

Amy Gutmann
President of the University of Pennsylvania 2004 -  

Toni Morrison

Acclaimed Writer and Luminary  

Janet Napolitano
– speaking at Spring 2014 Conference
President of the University of California system, former Secretary of Homeland Security   

Arianna Huffington
Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, and Author  

Meredith Stiehm
Writer Producer Creator and Executive Producer of Cold Case, Writer and Executive Producer of Homeland, and Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the upcoming FX show The Bridge  

Laura Sen

CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club  

Laura J. Alber, C’90

Chief Executive Officer Williams-Sonoma Inc.  

Mary Callahan Erdoes
Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan Asset Management 
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Founder and Chief Merchandising Officer Gilt Groupe  

Stacey Snider, C’82

DreamWorks Studios Co-Chairman and CEO  

Diane Von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer  

Dawn Ostroff, PAR ‘12

President of the Conde Nast Entertainment division and Former Entertainment President of the CW Television Network   

Linda Fairstein
best-selling crime novelist and former Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of the office of the New York County District Attorney  

Ursula Burns
Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation  

Jeanette Wagner
former Vice Chair of the Estee Lauder Companies  

Andrea Mitchell, CW’67

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC  

Simon Doonan
Author and Creative Ambassador-at-Large of the New York City-based clothing store Barneys