Keynote Speakers

Throughout the year, the IWL brings in speakers to lecture on different aspects surrounding gender and leadership.

Keynote Speaker 2014:

April 15th 7-9 p.m. in Gorecki 204AB

 Dr. Sumaya Farooq Samie

October 20th, 2014 - Iranian Author, Marjane Satrapi

Co-sponsors: CSB President's Office, the Literary Arts Institute, and the Center for Global Education

Member of the CSB/SJU Community can listen or download the talk at:{06E9B8AE-2966-46CD-B25D-E56C69772800}

Past Speakers



  • Anousheh Ansari - First Female Private Space Explorer
  • Jessica Valenti - Feminist Activist and Author

Kit Deslauries


Tererai Trent


  • Anne Marie Slaughter - Former Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department
  • Tererai Trent - Motivational Speaker and Advocate for Worldwide Education; Oprah's All-Time Favorite Guests


  • Donna Freitas - Author of "The End of Sex" in which explores the world of college hookups. Freitas has been a professor at both Boston University in the Department of Religion and Hofstra University in the Honors College.
  • Geena Davis- Actress and Activist for how gender is portrayed in the media