• President Teresa A. Sullivan

    President Teresa A. Sullivan

    Teresa A. Sullivan became the University of Virginia’s eighth president on August 1, 2010. She came from the University of Michigan, where she had served as the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since 2006. She was also professor of sociology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Read more

  • Valerie “Val” Ackerman

    Valerie “Val” Ackerman  / speaker

    Valerie B. “Val” Ackerman (College ’81) grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Virginia, where she was a starter on the women’s basketball team for four years and twice named an Academic All-American. After graduating in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in political and social thought, she played professional basketball in France for a year before earning a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1985. Read more

  • Jacqueline Novogratz

    Jacqueline Novogratz  / speaker

    Jacqueline Novogratz (College ’83), the University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the Year; the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund; and the author of The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. Read more

  • Sonja Hoel Perkins

    Sonja Hoel Perkins  / speaker

    Managing Director of Menlo Ventures, a venture capital fund; Founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up senior women venture capitalists and executives; and Founder of Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that brings holiday joy to at-risk teens and women. Read more

  • Denise Stewart

    Denise Stewart  / speaker + performer

    Denise Stewart, an actor who received her MFA in playwrighting from UVa, will perform her one woman show, Dirty Barbie and other girlhood tales, which received several four-star reviews at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. “Effortlessly honest and wonderfully cathartic…this is that rare play that many people can connect with, regardless of sex or nationality.” –Three Weeks Magazine Denise will also present a breakout session on creativity. Read more