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Stephens College to host Mary Josie Blanchard Women in Civic Leadership Lecture Series Monday

September 29, 2016

The Mary Josie Blanchard Women in Civic Leadership Lecture Series will host Kathryn E. Johnson ’67, a champion for leadership development, global health and gender equality, with a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2016, in Windsor Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Johnson, who served as the chief executive officer of Health Forum for 25 years, retired on Jan. 1, 2002. She is the co-founder of the Center for Global Service and an active consultant on issues of leadership development, global health and gender equality. She has served on numerous boards, including chairing the Boards of the Institute for Research on Learning and the American Society of Association Executives. She is a former W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership Fellow.

Currently, Johnson serves on the boards of the Global Women’s Leadership Program, the Health Technology Center, Samueli Institute, Food Commons 2.0, Omni Med, and RENEW. She served for six years of the Board of the UN’s World Food Program-USA. In addition, she serves on advisory boards of MedShare Western Council, Living Goods, We Care Solar and Care for Peace.

Johnson is an avid traveler, visiting over 190 countries with a special interest in developing economies in Africa and Asia. She is also a graduate of Indiana University and completed her master’s degree in organizational development at Boston University. She lives in the Bay Area.

The series is funded by a gift from Mary Josie Cain Blanchard  ’67, who is the deputy director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) within the Office of the Secretary in the Department of the Interior. The lecture series highlights Stephens College alumnae with careers in federal, state or local government, international relations or military service. 

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