About WellesleyAsks

Conversations that Promote Understanding

We approach the influential leaders who visit our campus with the same open spirit and lively interest that we bring to our research and scholarly endeavors.

 

We approach the influential women who visit our campus with the same open spirit and lively interest that we bring to our research and scholarly endeavors. Engaging these global leaders in candid conversation reveals insights into them…and ourselves.

Wellesley’s empowering environment sets the stage for a series of conversations about women and the world. President Paula A. Johnson interviews some of today’s most dynamic leaders—from politicians to poets, from activists to artists, and from scientists to educators—to illuminate the leadership journeys of the women who are changing the world.

 

What people are saying about WellesleyAsks

WellesleyAsks adds to the range of leadership voices we hear in the world. When women’s voices join the important public conversations, women take an equal place as narrators of the world, and they encourage others to do the same. We must have the benefit of women’s talents and insights to shape a better future and WellesleyAsks brings us some of today’s best minds and best ideas. 
- Katie Orenstein, Founder and CEO of The OpEd Project

Despite how far women have come in achieving leadership roles, they remain all too scarce in positions of true power. WellesleyAsks provides real insight into a diversity of women’s paths to influence.The role models that President Johnson interviews motivate and inspire, and demonstrate just how accessible outstanding leadership can be.
- Linda Carli, author of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

None of these astonishing women are shy about the fact that life is unpredictable and nobody is perfect. It is comforting to hear that success isn’t linear—as former Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says in her interview, no one can be an expert in everything.
- Lucy Norton, Medium