Two of the nine women named this week to the National Women’s Hall of Fame have ties to Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Ambassador Swanee Hunt spoke at the Colleges as part of the President's Forum series in February 2006.
Environmentalist Winona LaDuke spoke on campus in April 2001 as part of the Earth Week celebrations. The group will be inducted in ceremonies Oct. 6-7 in Seneca Falls.
Hunt is a former U.S. Ambassador to Austria and is co-founder and director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is also the author of “This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace.”
LaDuke, the Green Party candidate for vice president in the 1996 and 2000 elections, is the director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project in Minnesota. In 1998, Ms. magazine named her Woman of the Year. She is the author of two books, “Last Standing Woman” and “All Our Relations.”