Building on the annual Women of Impact event that highlights the contributions and achievements of women, Notre Dame’s Women of Impact Speaker Series brings successful women together to share their insight, wisdom, experience and perspective as leaders. Through short, moderated, virtual conversations in a webinar format, men and women of all ages and backgrounds are invited to participate in these important conversations in support of Notre Dame’s mission to educate young women with the knowledge and skills they “need to know for life.”

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Join us for the next event in our series, a conversation around culturally relevant education, on February 4, 2021.
 
Dr. Felicia Moore Mensah has published extensively on issues of diversity, equity and identity in science education. She is currently professor of science education and vice chair of mathematics, science and technology at Columbia University.
 

Gloria Ladson-Billings is professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of the National Academy of Education. She is also the author of several critically-acclaimed books and has authored more than 100 journal articles.

Wanda Holland Green is currently head of school at The Hamlin School, a mission-driven institution dedicated to best practices and innovation in education of girls and young women. She has taught, mentored and inspired thousands of students.

 

November 9, 2020
WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Dr. Sandra Faber
Cosmologist, Astrophysicist

December 4, 2020, 1:10-1:55pm
ADVOCACY

Sarah E. Mendelson
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, Professor & Head of Heinz College
 
January 7, 2021
WOMEN IN SPORTS

Alyssa Nakken
Coach, San Francisco Giants
Brenda Villa
Four-time Olympic medalist, USA Water Polo Women's National Team
 

February 4, 2021
CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATION

Gloria Ladson-Billings
Pedagogical Theorist & Educator
Wanda Holland Greene
Head of School, The Hamlin School
Felicia Mensah
Associate Dean & Professor of Science Education, UNC Chapel Hill

March 4, 2021
WOMEN’S HISTORY

Dr. Betsy Griffith
Historian, Author, Vice President, National Association of Girls’ Schools 

April 22, 2021
LEADERSHIP WITHOUT LIMITS
Anastasia Somoza (Tas)
Human Rights Defender, Speaker & Consultant, Broadway Consulting Producer
DeAnna Pursai
Co-Founder, Executive Director, College of Adaptive Arts
 
May 6, 2021
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

Thuy Vu
Journalist, Co-Founder, Global Mentor Network, Emmy Award Winner
Gianna Nino-Tapias
Stanford Medical Student
 
June 10, 2021
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Pamela Anderson-Brule
Founder & CEO, Anderson Brule Architects, Inc.
Helen Kane
Founder & President, Hedge Trackers, LLC
Doris Yeh
Co-founder & CEO, Mirapath