Harvard Alumni Allyship Series: International Women's Day

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. This includes our very own HCV Councillor, Alice Hill AB ’81, Ph.D. ’91.

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.

Panelists include:

  • 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

Event Details

Date: Thursday 9th March
Time: 7am - 8.15am Melbourne Time
Book via https://hcboston.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=213
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.


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