A lecture series highlighting Stephens College alumnae with careers in federal, state or local government, international relations or military service
Past guest lecturers have included:
- Jenifer Brandeberry '86, Principal in Brandeberry McKenna Public Affairs, Denver
- Ellen Vollrath '86, Director of Contracts and Grants Accounting with International Relief and Development, Inc., Washington, D.C.
- Pam Byrnes, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Michigan House
- Rep. Kathy Hawken ’67, North Dakota House of Representative
About the Series
The Women in Civic Leadership Lecture Series is funded through a gift from Stephens alumna Mary Josie Cain Blanchard ’67. Blanchard’s long involvement in civic leadership includes former positions in Texas state government, as well as several roles in the U.S. Department of the Interior, including her current position as deputy director, Environmental Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, in Washington, D.C.
Stephens College has had a long history of training students for careers in civic leadership, and this lecture series is designed to give some of those alumnae an opportunity to share their experiences with Stephens students and the public.