The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) features outstanding keynote speakers. Every year, AAUW and NASPA are honored to feature these exceptional women.
We are delighted to announce Nina Godiwalla and Rachel Simmons as NCCWSL keynote speakers.
Nina Godiwalla is the CEO of MindWorks, which provides leadership, stress management, and diversity training to companies around the world. She is also the bestselling author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, an insider’s perspective on her experience at Morgan Stanley from the outsider’s point of view of a second-generation Indian woman. The New York Times described the internationally acclaimed book as the Devil Wears Prada of investment banking.
Godiwalla has been sought out as a leadership expert by prominent institutions including the White House, Harvard Business School, NASA, the Smithsonian, the Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force, and TED. Before becoming an internationally recognized speaker, Godiwalla spent almost a decade working for Fortune 500 corporations. Joining influential women such as Barbara Bush and Sandra Day O’Connor, Godiwalla was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, and she recently accepted the invitation to serve on Governor Rick Perry’s Business Leadership Council.
She is often featured in major media including USA Today, Forbes, Elle, NPR, ABC News, and CNN. Godiwalla holds an MBA from Wharton, a master’s degree from Dartmouth, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.
Author and Educator
Rachel Simmons is an internationally acclaimed author and educator. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. The co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute, Simmons develops programs for girls, parents, and educators that empower girls to be emotionally intelligent, assertive young adults. Simmons was the host of the PBS special A Girl’s Life. She has appeared on Oprah and the Today show. She is a blogger for girls at TeenVogue.com and currently works as a leadership development consultant for the Center for Work and Life at Smith College. Read Simmons’ weekly blogs at www.rachelsimmons.com and follow her at www.twitter.com/RachelJSimmons.