Last Spring, President Carolyn J. Stefanco was awarded a Helen Gurley Brown Genius Grant, and Saint Rose was invited to join the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network by the Pussycat Foundation, an organization founded by journalist Helen Gurley Brown and named after her favored term of endearment. The award includes more than $1 million in funding for a program that will benefit women student leaders at Saint Rose over the next few years.

The BOLD Women’s Leadership Network currently operates at six institutions of higher education: Saint Rose, Ithaca College, Middlebury College, Rutgers University—Newark, University of Connecticut, and Colby-Sawyer College. Each partner institution is led by a woman president who has demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout her career.

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