Harvard Alumni Allyship Series: International Women's Day
Women Presidents of the Harvard Alumni Association: reflections on their leadership journeys
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
3:00pm - 4:15pm, ET (1:00pm - 2:15pm MT)
Since John Quincy Adams was elected to serve as the Harvard Alumni Association President in 1840 to the current Harvard Alumni Association President, Allyson Mendenhall AB ’90, MLA ’99, 15 women have led the Harvard Alumni Association as President. Join the Women Presidents of the HAA as they share their stories about their respective pathways to leadership, their most memorable Harvard moments as the HAA’s President, and what it’s like to lead the Harvard Alumni Association.
(Shown in photo in Tercentenary Theater, from L to R: Cynthia A. Torres AB ’80, MBA ’84, HAA President, 2014-2015; Susan Morris Novick AB ’85, HAA President, 2017-2018; Vanessa W. Liu AB ’96, JD ’03, HAA President, 2021-2022; Alice Hill AB ’81, Ph.D. ’91, HAA President, 2019-2020 ; and, Catherine A. Gellert AB ’93, HAA President, 2013-2014 )
Introduction by Harvard Club of Boston Vice-President, Susan Kendall '81, MPA '99
Alice-Mary Maffry Talbot AB ’60, HAA President, 1986-1987
Ciji Ware AB ’64, HAA President, 1998-1999
Karen Spencer Kelly AB ’80, HAA President, 2001-2002
Yuki Moore Laurenti AB ’79, HAA President, 2005-2006
Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland AB ’76, MBA ’79, HAA President, 2009-2010
Catherine A. Gellert AB ’93, HAA President, 2013-2014
Cynthia A. Torres AB ’80, MBA ’84, HAA President, 2014-2015
Susan Morris Novick AB ’85, HAA President, 2017-2018
Alice Hill AB ’81, Ph.D. ’91, HAA President, 2019-2020
Vanessa W. Liu AB ’96, JD ’03, HAA President, 2021-2022
Allyson Mendenhall AB ’90, MLA ’99, HAA President 2022-2023
Thank you to the following SIGs and programs for their support of this event.
Alumnae-i Network of Harvard Women
Harvard Women in Defense Diplomacy and Development
Harvard Global WE
HKS Women and Public Policy Program
Registration is required for this complimentary event to ensure that you are provided with the log-in credentials for our Zoom Meeting. You will receive the login credentials approximately 3 hours prior to your event, they will not be included in the automatic confirmation email you receive upon registration.
One complimentary pass per person. Valid on March 8, 2023 only. Registration will close approximately 24 hours prior to the event to allow for the login credentials to be shared.