“Some women were leaders in the past and maybe they were recognized as leaders and maybe they weren’t—history never really recorded women’s stories very well at all, so yes, we want to lift up women and women’s leadership . . . today we’re talking about the past, a peek at the present, and hope for the future.”
These words were spoken by BVM Carolyn Farrell (Lester), founding director of the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM Center for Women and Leadership, Loyola University Chicago. On Sunday, April 30, Carolyn was honored for her leadership at the annual Mundelein Spring Mass and Brunch in Chicago.
The Gannon Center, Alumni Relations, and the Mundelein Alumnae Board recognized Carolyn for her role in guiding Mundelein College into Loyola University and establishing the Gannon Center in 1993 as a heritage piece of Mundelein.
The Gannon Center educates and fosters women leaders to contribute in the development of a more just social order—preparing women to lead extraordinary lives.
Post date 5.19.2017