Harvard Alumni Allyship Series: International Women's Day

Women Presidents of the Harvard Alumni Association: Reflections on their Leadership Journeys

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

3:00pm - 4:15pm, ET

Virtual Event


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, 14 women have led the Harvard Alumni Association as President. 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:206

  • 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        

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

Registration is required for this complimentary event to ensure that you are provided with the log-in credentials for our Zoom Meeting. 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. 


One complimentary pass per person. Valid on March 8, 2023 only.  Registration will close approximately 24 hours prior to the event to allow for the login credentials to be shared. This invitation is non-transferable. 


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3:00PM - 4:00PM Wed 8 Mar 2023, Eastern timezone

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