Women of Yale Lectures

The President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series showcases the accomplishments of women who graduated from the university—particularly women of color—and whose leadership reflects on the success of coeducation at Yale. According to President Salovey, “these lectures provide the Yale community with opportunities to celebrate the rich heritage embodied in the half-century since women first enrolled in Yale College and the more than 150 years of women’s academic affiliation in Yale’s graduate and professional schools.” They will continue through 2019 with a grand capstone celebration.  

Past Lectures

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February 20, 2017
Vera Wells ’71 B.A
In Conversation with President Peter Salovey

Lecture poster for Vera Wells


October 7, 2016
Maya Lin ’81 B.A., ’86 M.Arch., ’87 D.F.A. Hon.
Topologies – Process and Projects
Lecture poster for Maya Lin