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Presenters

Paula Johnson
2017
Paula Johnson
President, Wellesley College
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Reshma Saujani
2016
Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
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Rachel Maddow
2015
Rachel Maddow
Broadcast Journalist, “The Rachel Maddow Show”
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Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley
2014
Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley
Business Technology Pioneer and Philanthropist
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Ursula von Rydingsvard
2013
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Sculptor and Pearl Meister Greengard Prize Co-Founder
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Sylvia Earle
2012
Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer, Environmentalist and Aquanaut
Chairwoman and Founder, Sylvia Earle Alliance
*Recipient of the 2016 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science, presented at The Rockefeller University
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Michelle Bachelet
2011
Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile, 2006-2010, 2014-present
Former Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women
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Andrea Mitchell
2010
Andrea Mitchell
Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
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Wafaa El-Sadr
2009
Wafaa El-Sadr
University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Director of the Global Health Initiative and ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
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Mary Robinson
2008
Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland, 1990-1997
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)
President and Chair, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
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Martha Sharp Joukowsky
2007
Martha Sharp Joukowsky
Professor Emerita, Old World Archaeology and Art and Anthropology
Brown University
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Joan Didion
2006
Joan Didion
Author, Screenwriter, and Journalist
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Helen Thomas
2005
Helen Thomas
Author, Reporter, and Columnist
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Sandra Day O’Connor
2004
Sandra Day O’Connor
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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Pearl Meister Greengard Prize



Contact

Amanda Martinez
Associate Director, Women & Science Initiative
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065