President Paula A. Johnson sits down with influential women leaders in a series of interviews, exploring their early career influences, groundbreaking achievements, and their thoughts on the future of leadership

March 8, 2019

On this International Women’s Day, as people from around the globe recognize the achievements of so many trailblazers across the disciplines, Wellesley celebrates the launch of WellesleyAsks—a video series featuring President Paula A. Johnson in conversation with women leaders who are changing the world.

From politicians to poets, activists to artists, and scientists to educators, influential women visit Wellesley’s campus regularly, sharing their insights with our students and expanding the scope of learning opportunities that comprise a Wellesley education. WellesleyAsks highlights these women, and shares the in-depth conversations happening at Wellesley with the broader world. In the course of each long-form interview, President Johnson asks her guest three core questions about early career influences, defining moments (including what was happening behind the scenes), and her vision for the future of leadership. The diversity of experience that is brought together on the WellesleyAsks website provides a wide range of aspirational definitions of leadership.

The powerful stories of women like Samantha Power, Ophelia Dahl ’94, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and others who are making a difference demonstrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the globe.