The keynote speaker is Julianne Malveaux. Malveaux is an economist, author and commentator, and president and CEO of Last Word Productions Inc, a multimedia production company. She is speaking on the topic of “Economics and Education: Shaping and Promoting the Future of Women.”
Malveaux is also facilitating two conversations: the first on the topic of “Corporate Communications and Communities of Color” from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the executive M.B.A. classroom at the Williams College of Business and the second from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center, Room 2, on the topic of “The Responsibility of Women of Color on College Campuses.”
As a writer and syndicated columnist, Malveaux’s work appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms., Essence and the Progressive. She is also a regular commentator on CNN, BET, Howard University’s Evening Exchange, ABC, CNBC, Fox News and more. She is the editor of Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996)and the co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986). She's also co-editor of The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002). She also co-authored Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002).