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 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 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 is an American retired professional soccer defender and midfielder and a former member of the United State’s women’s national team.
Angela Lee Duckworth
Angela Lee Duckworth is an American psychologist and popular science author. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. She is associated with the study of the psychological trait known as grit.
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.
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 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.
Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
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 is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party, who has been the 32nd and current Attorney General of California since 2011.
Arianna Huffington is a Greek American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. Huffington was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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