Lisa Borders | president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the former Vice President of Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company.
Cindy Sherman | photographer and film director.
April Ryan | journalist and author. Since 1997, she has served as a White House correspondent and is the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan is the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era.
Anita Hill | attorney, and university professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University.
Carmen Yulín Cruz | mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cruz is the third woman to hold San Juan's mayoral office. She gained national prominence due to her impassioned appeals on television for help after Hurricane Maria and was nominated as a candidate for Time's 2017 Person of the Year.
Ashley Judd | actress and feminist social justice humanitarian. She has been working internationally, with NGO’S, grass roots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies since 2004. Presently, she serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International, and also for Polaris Project. She is Chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom.
Sylvia Acevedo | engineer, businesswoman, and executive. She is Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Senator Tammy Duckworth | retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, serving as the junior Senator for Illinois. An Iraq War veteran, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot. After being shot down over Iraq, and losing both legs, she helped establish the Intrepid Foundation to help injured veterans. Duckworth was the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to Congress, and the first U.S. Senator to give birth while in office.
Maye Musk | dietitian and model. She now focuses her career on wellness presentations to obtain and/or maintain good health at all ages. Her passion is helping children eat better through vegetable gardens in underserved schools with www.biggreen.org. She is the mother of Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Tosca Musk, and grandmother of 10.
Chief Theresa Kachindamoto | paramount chief, or Inkosi, of the Dedza District in the central region of Malawi. She is known for her forceful action in dissolving child marriages and insisting on education for both girls and boys.
Anne Pasternak | art critic, curator, director of the Brooklyn Museum. Pasternak is the former president and artistic director of Creative Time.
Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas | anthropologist, primatologist, conservationist, ethologist, and author. Galdikas is the founder and president of Orangutan Foundation International, and a professor at Simon Fraser University.
Evening wine & cheese salon by candlelight. WAW 2017 at Lifebridge Sanctuary in Rosendale, NY.
The warm magical glow of the Lifebridge Sanctuary Kitchen
Joyce Hansen | teacher and author. Hansen was a NYC public school teacher until 1995, at which time she retired to South Carolina to write stories and books for children and young adults. Her books focus on African American History and address issues of race, class, and learning differences . Four of her books have received Coretta Scott King Honors, including Which Way Freedom, the first book in the Obi and Easter trilogy.
Dr. Mae Jemison | engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She was the first African American woman to travel in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.