Bold Voices Speaker Series

We bring the world through the red doors of Lincoln. Our Bold Voices Speaker Series features a diverse array of distinguished individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to enriching the life of our community and the general public. Bold minds are built from broad-reaching perspectives and personal connections, so please join us at our next event.

Rebecca Skloot to Speak at Lincoln | Thursday, October 26 | 6 p.m. | Reserve a seat today

Alexis Allen Boss '89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service Speaker

Rebecca Skloot

author of

New York Times #1 bestseller


Thursday, October 26 | 6 p.m.

Reserve a seat

Free and open to the public | limited seating

This year's Alexis Allen Boss '89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service Speaker is Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book examines the life and legacy of the title character, a poor black farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge went on to become the building blocks of advancements like the polio vaccine, in vitro fertilization, cloning, and more. Skloot's work is and exploration of ethics, humanity, race, family, science and how one woman unintentionally change the course of modern medicine.

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Marina Bers

December 9, 2015

"Technology and Engineering in the Classroom". Bers, who hails from Argentina and now lives in Arlington, Mass., heads the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, home of KIBO robot and ScratchJr—tools that teach children to program.

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Ginny Gilder

April 16, 2015

Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and author Ginny Gilder spoke to students about her quest for Olympic gold in an era where girls mostly stayed on the sidelines in the gym as observers and cheerleaders, not competitors and champions.

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Fadumo Dayib

April 8, 2015

The 2nd Annual Joseph R. and Jeffrey R. Paolino Presentation featured political scientist, human rights activist, and first female candidate for President of Somalia (2016) Fadumo Dayib during an evening event free and open to the public. Dayib also served as the Keynote Speaker for Lincoln’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2015.

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Catherine Wigginton Greene

April 16, 2015

Director of I'm Not Racist...Am I? Greene spoke about the ways in which her film shed light on how this next generation is going to confront racism.

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Sheryl WuDunn

November 20, 2014

The Alexis Allen Boss ’89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author, lecturer, and business executive spoke about the “inequality of opportunity” that each and every one of us needs to address and disrupt in order to tackle real issues and make a difference in our communities.


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Reshma Saujani

September 23, 2014

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Saujani came to Lincoln to speak to our students as Lincoln kicked off the first year of our Middle and Upper School Girls Who Code Clubs.

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