Past Conferences


Anne Taylor Fleming, author, on-camera essayist for PBS
Caroline Heldman, author, political scientist, national news commentator, international advocate for women
Christine Walker, award-winning film director and producer
Elizabeth Redleaf, film producer
Gina Bennett, CIA counterterrorism analyst, Osama bin Laden expert
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director and producer of “Miss Representation” and other films
Joanne Freeman, author, award-winning Yale historian
Kaitlyn Farrington, snowboarder, Olympic gold medalist (2014)
Karen Crouse, prize-winning New York Times sportswriter
Kathleen Brown, former California Treasury Secretary, Wall Street executive
Maria Giese, award-winning film director and producer, advocate for women filmmakers
Mary Stuart Masterson, award-winning stage and film actress
Patricia Velasquez, film actress, fashion model, LGBT advocate
Rachael McClinton, stage actress, co-founder and artistic director of “Living Voices”
Shirley Babashoff, swimmer, Olympic gold medalist (1976), author
Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon

Insight and multimedia material from 2016’s conference coming soon.




Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, Harvard Law scholar
Anne Taylor Fleming, Author, on-camera essayist for PBS
Caroline Heldman, political scientist, social commentator
Christine Walker, Film director and producer
Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist
Elizabeth Redleaf, Film producer, Telluride Film Festival board of governors
Karen Crouse, New York Times sports columnist
Michelle Stennett, Minority Leader, Idaho State Senate
Missy Franklin, swimmer, 4-time Olympic gold medalist (2012)
Sue Toigo, co-founder, Institute for Fiduciary Education
Tami Longaberger, former Chair, National Women’s Business Council
Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

What advice would these exceptional women give their 16-year-old selves? And where do they see the state of womanhood in 2040? Hear their responses.