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Science Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith Reimagines the Liberal Arts
During the Women's Global Leadership Celebration (WGLC) held on the Smith campus October 12-14, President Carol T. Christ announced Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith, a $450 million campaign to educate talented young women of promise and prepare them for global leadership. The campaign will focus on a range of priorities under the broad theme of reimagining the liberal arts, including financial aid, expanded internships, and leadership programming.
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Science The Jill Ker Conway Challenge
Celebrate the legacy of Jill Ker Conway, Smith's first female president and one of higher education's greatest leaders. Joan Fletcher Lane '49 has generously pledged $2 million if alumnae in the classes of 1976 through 1988 and the Ada Comstock Scholars class collectively raise $1 million by January 31, 2013. Click here for more information and to make your gift.
Women in Public Service Women's Safety in the Middle East
In many Middle Eastern countries, women and girls live in fear under strict extremist laws that deny them education and freedom and leave them with few opportunities. As part of the WGLC, Pakistani journalist Shehrbano Taseer '10, foreign correspondent Trudy Rubin '65, and Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 discussed how women's networks are helping."I've never doubted the incredible power women have when we work together," said Taseer.
Photo Galleries
From the Volunteer Convocation to the announcement of Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith and a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face, the WGLC was filled with thought-provoking presentations from some of Smith's most notable alumnae and faculty. Click here to see a photo gallery of the events. Also, don't forget to check out Smith's Instagram feed.
Celebrating a Legacy of Volunteerism
Nearly 300 alumnae volunteers were feted at the Volunteer Convocation, which kicked off the WGLC. On hand to assist President Christ in honoring volunteers were Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69, chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees; trustees Janet Wright Ketcham '53 and Mona Ghosh Sinha '88; and Lynn Fox '77, president of the Alumnae Association, who said, "You are Smith personified."
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith We Are All Malala
Conversations during the WGLC about the importance of education for young women everywhere often referenced Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education. Read Shehrbano Taseer '10's Newsweek story on the aftermath of Malala's shooting, and scroll down to watch Malala Isn't Alone featuring Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02.
A Great Opportunity to Support Smith WGLC Webcasts
Economist Laura D'Andrea Tyson '69 delivered the WGLC keynote address. President Christ announced Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith with help from two former Smith presidents, Mary Maples Dunn and Jill Ker Conway, along with a moving message from Faith Khumalo '15 of Zimbabwe. Watch the WGLC webcasts and share in the excitement of this incredible weekend.
From China to Art to Women's Rights Women's Colleges Now More Than Ever
Women may have made gains in a number of professions over the past 40 years, but there is still much work to be done. For instance, did you know there are only 20 female CEOs in the Fortune 500? Or that only eight of the mayors of the 100 largest US cities are women? Click here to learn why we need to produce more women leaders and how women's colleges are part of the solution.
Video Spotlight
Watch highlights and alumnae comments from the Women's Global Leadership Celebration.
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Smith women are changing the world through volunteerism. Find out how.
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Take a look at present and future generations of Smith leaders.
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Women of Promise—Katie Weiser '13: My Voice Is My Instrument
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