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Celinda Lake


Celinda Lake is the woman behind so many influential women in politics, crunching the numbers and figuring out how to get women candidates and women’s issues into the halls of power.

Occupation: President, Lake Research Partners
Education: Smith College, University of Michigan, and University of Geneva
Twitter: @celindalake

Judy Woodruff


Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS.

Occupation: Co-Anchor & Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
Education: Duke University
Twitter: @JudyWoodruff

Linda DiVall

As American Viewpoint’s founder, Linda DiVall has provided effective strategies to both political and corporate clients for more than 30 years. DiVall was the first Republican woman to launch a political survey research and strategy firm.

Occupation: Executive Chair and CEO, American Viewpoint
Education: Arizona State University

Awardees

Tererai Trent, Ph.D.

Dr. Trent, landscape
Rooted in humble beginnings, Trent grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe. Despite facing many obstacles, she never lost sight of her dreams of an education.

Occupation: Scholar, humanitarian, and educator
Website: http://www.tereraitrent.org/
Twitter: @TereraiTrent
Awarded: 2017 Alumnae Recognition Award

SurvJustice, Inc.


SurvJustice provides legal services to survivors across the country and trains institutions of higher education on compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act.

Website: http://www.survjustice.org/
Twitter: @SurvJustice
Awarded: 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award