Women of Yale Lectures

The Women of Yale Lecture Series, hosted by President Peter Salovey, 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.”

Past Lectures

Click on the image below each lecture title to view the video on Yale’s YouTube channel.

January 27, 2020

Quiara Alegría Hudes ’99
“Art and Disruption”

Hosted by President Peter Salovey

September 17, 2018

Patricia Nez Henderson ’94 M.P.H., ’00 M.D.
In Conversation with President Peter Salovey

October 30, 2017

Anita Hill ’80 J.D.
In Conversation with President Peter Salovey

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