Video feature: 'She Roars: Conference Highlights'
Nearly 1,300 Princeton University alumnae and their guests gathered on campus for a weekend of stimulating conversations, thought-provoking lectures and emotional connections during the "She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton" conference, April 28 to May 1. The "She Roars: Conference Highlights" video captures some of the excitement of the event, including remarks from keynote speakers and photos.
The Alumni Association has created an electronic scrapbook of the conference featuring full session videos, photos, social media links and more.
"She Roars" keynote speakers included Princeton alumnae: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a class of 1976 graduate; Lisa Jackson, a member of the graduate class of 1986 and head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Andrea Jung, a class of 1979 graduate and chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc.; and Wendy Kopp, a class of 1989 graduate and CEO and founder of Teach for America.
In issuing an invitation to the conference, President Shirley M. Tilghman said, "It has been 50 years since Princeton admitted its first female degree candidate, a graduate student in the Department of Oriental Studies, followed by the introduction of undergraduate coeducation in 1969. Together, these events paved the way for the inclusive institution that we know today."
Tilghman invited alumnae to "take this opportunity to engage with members of our University community and each other, to reflect on the evolving role of women on our campus, and to mark the contributions that women have made to Princeton and American society, as well as the challenges that still confront us."