Leadership

Two upcoming events will highlight women in leadership roles and their trajectories toward those roles.

Women and Leadership Workshop

The Claremont Colleges Women and Leadership Alliance, a joint endeavor to support and promote student programs at the Claremont Colleges that will highlight issues faced by women in leadership in business, government and the professions, will hold its 7th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

When the Board of Trustees voted 40 years ago, on April 24, 1975, to turn CMC into a coeducational institution, historian Kevin Starr writes in his history of the college that the vote marked a major milestone in CMC's first 50 years.

Among the many traditions at CMC is its enviable track record in the number of students who win scholarships and fellowships among a nationwide (sometimes worldwide) field of highly competitive applicants. And this year is no different with CMCers finishing in the top rank of some of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. To date, 21 students from CMC have received grant awards this year from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced today that Claremont McKenna College (CMC) student Zachariah Oquenda ‘16 has been selected as a 2015 Truman Scholar.

Remarks made by CMC Board of Trustees Chairman David Mgrublian '82 P'11 on April 10, 2015

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

One of the ways in which the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) contributes to the life of Claremont McKenna College students is by introducing them to academic conferences, whether it is by bringing conferences to campus, or by taking students away to them. Over the past semester, the KLI hosted the 23rd Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference; students also had the opportunity to attend the International Leadership Association and Net Impact conferences.

A classroom full of curious eyes stare back at me. I am the first American they have ever met. I am shorter and barely older than they are. I do not have teaching certification or a relevant degree. And yet, I am their English teacher. But as I have come to realize, I am also – in a way – their leader.

When Javier Okhuysen and Carlos Orellana wanted to help prevent avoidable blindness in Mexico through state-of-the art, low-cost cataract surgery and eye care, they turned to Endeavor to help develop their business, salaUno. When Leila Velez sought help to grow her afro-Brazilian hair care business, Endeavor provided her with the necessary business tools and mentoring to realize her dream. Today Beleza Natural operates a chain of 24 salons and employs over 1,000 women.

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