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Jill Ker Conway

Jill Ker Conway

Jill Ker Conway

Dr. Conway is an academic, writer and business leader who is best known for her autobiography The Road From Coorain, an account of her childhood in Australia. She has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and taught at the University of Toronto from 1964 to 1975, serving as vice-president from 1973 to 1975. She was the first woman president at Smith College, serving from 1975 to 1985.

Dr. Conway has received 16 honorary doctorates from American and Canadian universities. She is a director of Merrill Lynch & Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co. Inc. and Nike Inc. and serves as chair of Lend Lease, an Australian-based property and financial services group. She is also visiting professor in the Science, Technology and Society Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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