Hillary Rodham Clinton '69, and former Secretary of State
Madeleine Korbel Albright '59, to keynote gathering of distinguished
Mass. - Thirteen panels of Wellesley College alumnae
will gather April 20 and 21, on the college campus in Wellesley,
Massachusetts to discuss their careers, their multifaceted
life paths and Wellesley's place in their lives.
as diverse as a stand-up comedian, astrophysicist and cattle
rancher will share their experiences going forth in the
world armed with a Wellesley College education. Panel discussions
will focus on contemporary issues facing the arts, science,
technology, business, diplomacy, law, journalism, education
the panelists are: astronaut Panela Melroy '83; writer-director
Nora Ephron '62; broadcast journalists Lynn Sherr '63 and
Linda Wertheimer '65; print journalists Teri Agins '75 of
the Wall Street Journal and Marian Burros '54 of the New
York Times; Shirley Young '55, retired vice president of
General Motors; Lori Wallach '86 of Public Citizen's Global
Trade Watch; Microsoft design engineer Beth Sobelman '86;
general counsel Judy Scott '71 of the Service Employees
International Union; federal judges Sandra Lynch '68 and
Reena Raggi '73; and Episcopal priest Nancy Gossling '74.
conference will begin at 1:30 on Friday, April 20, with
opening remarks by College President Diana Chapman Walsh,
with panel sessions beginning at 2:00 p.m. Keynote addresses
by Clinton and Albright will be given at 8:00 p.m. Friday
College was founded in 1870 by Henry Fowle Durant and Pauline
Cazenove Durant to prepare women for "great conflicts, for
vast reforms in social life." Throughout the last 125 years,
successive presidents have reaffirmed Wellesley's essential
purpose: providing an excellent liberal arts education for
women who will make a difference in the world.
here for more information on the 125th anniversary conference,
including speakers and a transcript of the keynote address.