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Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges is an American activist known for being the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960.

Hope Briggs

Hope Briggs is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Finalist, Metropolitan Opera International Vocal Competition Award Winner, and recipient of an Encouragement Award from the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation. Hope Briggs is also an ABC KGO-TV 2012 African American Salutes Honoree, Marion Anderson Historical Society Scholar.

Leah Busque

Leah Busque is an American entrepreneur who founded TaskRabbit, an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood.

Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain is an American retired professional soccer defender and midfielder, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer. Secretary Clinton delivered the keynote address at Hamlin's graduation ceremony in June 2018.

Angela Lee Duckworth

Angela Lee Duckworth is an American psychologist and popular science author who now teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship and is the founder and CEO of Character Lab. Her work focuses on the study of 'grit' and the power of passion and perseverance.

Jennifer Dulski '85

Jennifer Dulski '85 is the president and COO of Change.org and was the first woman to sell a company to Google in 2011. Jennifer is a graduate of The Hamlin School.

Sylvia Earle

Dr. Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998. Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as the 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine was a British-American actress, best known for her starring roles in classic Alfred Hitchcok films. Fontaine appeared in over 45 feature films in a career that spanned five decades.

Dan Harris

Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News, an anchor for Nightline, and co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He is also an entrepreneur and author of the bestselling book, 10% Happier.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is an American attorney and a U.S. Senator representing California. Previously she served as the Attorney General of California for six years.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman who was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She is also the founder and current CEO of Thrive Global, whose mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology.

Musimbi Kanyoro

Musimbi Kanyoro is a Kenyan human rights advocate. She has been the CEO and President of the Global Fund for Women since August 2011.

Michael Krasny

Michael J. Krasny is an American radio broadcaster, who is currently the host and senior editor of KQED-FM radio's award-winning Forum, a news and public affairs program covering politics, culture, the arts, health, business, and technology.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. She is the director, writer, and producer of the film Miss Representation, which premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Ali Partovi

Ali Partovi is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of Code.org, iLike, LinkExchange, an early advisor at Dropbox, and an early promoter of bid-based search advertising. Partovi is also passionate about sustainable food and agriculture and has served on the board of FoodCorps.

Rosie Rios

Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and is a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Upon her resignation in 2016, she received the Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist, who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Read more about Gloria Steinem on biography.com.

Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy is the New York Times bestselling author of three historical novels: Cane River, Red River, and Citizens Creek. Cane River was Oprah Winfrey’s summer Book Pick in 2001.

Amy Tan

Amy Tan is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese-American experience. Her best-known work is The Joy Luck Club, which has been translated into 25 languages.

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Beverly Daniel Tatum is a clinical psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of race, focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods. Tatum served as the 9th president of Spellman College, the oldest historically black women’s college in the United States.

Alice Waters

Alice Louise Waters is an American chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine, which she opened in 1971.

She founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996, and created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California. Waters serves as a public policy advocate on the national level for school lunch reform and universal access to healthy, organic foods, and the impact of her work in organic food and nutrition is typified by Michelle Obama's White House organic vegetable garden.

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