Welcome

“At the Invitation of the President” is a series of events that celebrate savvy women who are artists, authors, performers, philanthropists, industry thought leaders and social change makers. The series aims to inspire our current students — the next generation of women leaders — by offering unique opportunities to hear from and network with women who are established leaders in their fields. Events in the series are supported by gifts to Sweet Briar College and are free and open to the public. We look forward to hosting more events throughout the semester and we hope you’ll join us.

  • The first event in the series was the Vivaldi Project, an all-women period instrument ensemble dedicated to presenting a 17th- and 18th-century string repertoire.
  • The second event in the series featured Liza Mundy, author of “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II.”
  • The third event in the series will take place on Sunday, April 22, and features Bettina Ring, Virginia’s secretary of agriculture and forestry. Her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Murchison Lane Auditorium in the Babcock Fine Arts Center.

As we add more events to the series, we’ll post information here.