October 24 -25, 2019

She Leads is a two-day event celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Olin Fellowship and women at Washington University.

True to the mission of the Olin Fellowship, to empower women in graduate study, we have invited thought-leaders and inspirational women across various industries and backgrounds to present and connect at She Leads.




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October 24, 2019

opening speaker

Brittany Packnett (LA ’06)

Brittany served on President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force, and is currently Teach for America’s Vice President of National Community Alliances. She is a widely recognized educator and activist for social justice.

Brittany Packnett opens She Leads on October 24 in Graham Chapel.

October 25, 2019

closing keynote

Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Biden, wife of former vice president Joe Biden, is a lifelong educator. With the 2017 launch of the Biden Foundation, she and her husband have continued their commitment to support families, and education in America.

Dr. Jill Biden closes She Leads on October 25 at the Ritz-Carlton. 


Join Us

She Leads will include lectures, panels, TED style talks, and multiple opportunities to engage and connect with women and alumnae from across disciplines. We look forward to you joining us at this exciting event. 



A block of rooms are available for conference attendees at the Ritz-Carlton.