YWCA INSPIRE LUNCHEONS
2022 YWCA Inspire Virtual Luncheon
with Anita Hill on Sept 15, 2022
We’re thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the virtual
YWCA Inspire Luncheon on September 15, 2022:
lawyer, author and women’s rights advocate, Anita Hill!
About Our Keynote Speaker
Anita Hill has dedicated her life’s work to advancing women’s rights and ending gender violence. The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Oklahoma, Hill earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980. She was the first African American to become tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law in 1989. Today, Hill is a professor of Law, Public Policy, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University.
Hill made history in 1991 when she testified before Congress about the sexual harassment she experienced from Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, who had been her supervisor at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Her autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power, shares her story of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual harassment experienced during her career. Hill’s most recent book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is a powerful call to arms from one of America’s most prominent and poised survivors. She also recently launched a new podcast, Getting Even with Anita Hill, and interviews change makers fighting for social justice and equality.