100th Anniversary Gala

100th Anniversary Gala

100th Anniversary Gala

Thank you for an evening of celebration and inspiration! 

On February 22, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and women winning the right to vote. Thank you to all who made it possible and who joined in celebration!
About this Event
Italian Center of Stamford
Saturday, February 22, 2020
5:00 - Check in and reception
6:00 - Dinner, award presentations, and keynote speaker
Festive attire, please.

Gala Honorees


Juanita JamesOutstanding Woman in Philanthropy
Juanita T. James 
President and CEO, Fairfield County Community Foundation

Juanita T. James joined the Community Foundation in 2011. As President & CEO, she is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission of promoting philanthropy to create systemic change in Fairfield County, fostering a vital and inclusive community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. She is currently a Director for Asbury Automotive Group, First County Bank, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and CFLEADS. She is also a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Lesley University, a Trustee Emerita of Princeton University and a former Trustee of the University of Connecticut.

Indra NooyiOutstanding Woman in Business
Indra K. Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. In this role, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. Currently, Mrs. Nooyi is a member of the board of Amazon and she serves as a member of the board of Schlumberger Limited. She is also a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Keynote Speaker

Photo of Nancy GertnerJudge Nancy Gertner
former Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Nancy Gertner is a professor at Harvard Law School. From 1994 to 2011, she was a federal district court judge in Massachusetts, appointed by President Clinton. She taught for over a decade at Yale Law School and for two decades was a criminal defense lawyer, civil rights, and women’s rights activist. Gertner has taught with American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (and now sits on the advisory board) and Yale Law School’s China Project, among others. Her honors include ABA’s Margaret Brent Award, ABA’s Thurgood Marshall Award, and the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Arabella Babb Mansfield Award. Her writings include her 2011 autobiography, In Defense of Women. She is presently working on a judicial memoir entitled Incomplete Sentences: Judging, Guidelines, and Gangs (Beacon Press, forthcoming).


Event Sponsors

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