Alumna Barbara Walters Celebrated as one of New York's Most Inspiring Women

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The 19th Ammendment will celebrate its 100th anniversary in August, 2020. While there is significant work still to be done to ensure all Americans have access to their right to vote, the USA TODAY Network is commemorating the passage of the ammendment by naming 10 American women from each of the country's 50 states, and the District of Columbia, as Women of the Century.

Distinguished alumna Baraba Walters is celebrated as one of New York's most insiprational women. Her trailblazing career in journalism, which includes being the first woman to co-anchor network news and chief correspondent and co-host of ABC's 20/20, is defined by her exceptional and timely interviews and relentless ability to be the first person to sit down with world leaders, embattled politicians, and cultural figures. 

In 2015, Ms. Walters donated $15 million to her alma mater as the leadership gift for the Barbara Walters Campus Center, which opened in August of 2019. As part of announcing her gift, she said, "I attribute my success, in many ways, to the curiosity and confidence I came away with from this remarkable college."

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.