106th Commencement Speaker Announced
106th Commencement Speaker Announced

The Ethel Walker School is pleased to announce that Tiffany Dufu, author and women's leadership expert, will be its 2018 Commencement keynote speaker.

Tiffany is a catalyst-at-large in the world of women's leadership and the author of Drop the Ball, a memoir and manifesto that shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. According to foreword contributor Gloria Steinem, Drop the Ball is "important, path-breaking, intimate and brave."

Named to Fast Company's League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany was a launch team member to Lean In and is chief leadership officer to Levo, one of the fastest growing millennial professional networks. Prior to that, Tiffany served as president of The White House Project. Having raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she's been featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR. She is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, a sought-after speaker on women's leadership, and has presented at Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit, TEDWomen and MAKERS.

Tiffany is a member of Women's Forum New York, Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. and is a Lifetime Girl Scout. In addition to being a part of TARA, a sister group of the Belizean Grove focusing on the next generation of global leaders, she serves on the board of Girls Who Code and Simmons College. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

The Ethel Walker School's 106th commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 230 Bushy Hill Road in Simsbury, Connecticut at 9:30 a.m.