Mount Holyoke College
Weissman Center for Leadership


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Fall 2015, Spring 2016

At the Weissman Center for Leadership, we believe in the development of leadership, and the power of taking a step forward from wherever you begin.

This year we focus on Imagination, as a compelling and complex strength, as a muscle to exercise. We invite you to join us in the practice of imagination, as we move into the future, create change, and envision our interactions with one another.

Imagination enables new connections, and catalyzes movement and energy into new directions. But imagination is not without complexity. Our collective imagination, at times, demonstrates constraints, limits, and fears. Innovative leadership can propel new ways to deepen gendered, racial, cultural, and religious understandings. We hope you will be intrigued by the exploration of imagination, inspired by our speakers, and moved into practice.

Events in this series

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Beyond the Win: Leadership for Life

Featuring: Abby Wambach, legendary U.S. soccer player and team captain, World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Bodies of Knowlege

Featuring: Performance artist and choreographer Natalie Duong in a lecture about the power of movement.

Changing World Views

Featuring: Noor Tagouri, the first American journalist to wear a hijab, in a lecture on her quest for equality while inspiring others.


Featuring: Best-selling author Roxane Gay in a lecture examining social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity.