Personal Reflections on Leadership from Anita Hill

Anita Hill

Presented by the Friars Leaders Program

Starts:  4/21/2016  4:30 PM
Ends: 4/21/2016 6:00 PM
Location: SOM, M501/M502

We are proud to welcome Anita Hill to Simmons for our fifth 2015/16 Friars Leaders Program speaker series.

Author of Reimaging Equality and Speaking Truth to Power, Professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University. Anita Hill raised awareness nationwide on the issue of sexual harassment. Due to her efforts, Congress passed a law that allowed sexual harassment victims to seek damage awards as well as back pay and reinstatement.

The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Oklahoma, Anita Hill received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980. She began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U. S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, where she taught contracts and commercial law. She has made presentations to hundreds of business, professional, academic and civic organizations in the United States and abroad. As counsel to Cohen Milstein, Anita Hill advises on class action workplace discrimination cases.

Anita’s latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She has also written an autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power. With Professor Emma Coleman Jordan she co-edited, Race, Gender and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings. Professor Hill’s commentary has been published in TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Ms. Magazine. She has appeared on national television programs including Good Morning America, Meet the Press, The Today Show, The Tavis Smiley Show and Larry King Live.

Professor Hill has received numerous honorary degrees and civic awards. She has chaired the Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association. In addition, she is on the Board of Governors of the Tufts Medical Center and the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center and the Boston Area Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Please Note:

This event is open to the Simmons College community. If you're not a Simmons student, alumna/us, faculty or staff member and would like to attend, please contact us to see if space is available.