The awards ceremony, hosted with enormous verve and good humor by ABC Nightline anchor Cynthia McFadden, was the capstone of a full slate of events that took place over the weekend, including a concert by Dar Williams, panel discussions of women's health issues by distinguished experts and a talk about the Houghton Hepburn women's legacy by actress-writer Katharine Houghton, the niece of Katharine Hepburn '28 and granddaughter of Katharine Houghton, Class of 1899.
The schedule of the weekend's events follow. A menu at right offers links to photos and video clips of the event.
Reception and Dinner
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wyndham (rain location for reception: Thomas Great Hall)
7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Goodhart Theater
Post-concert Q&A with the audience
Closing Luncheon with Guest Speaker Katharine Houghton
12:30 – 2 p.m., Thomas Great Hall
Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center Gala (black tie)
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia
6 p.m., Comcast Circle
6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Plaza
7:30 p.m., Verizon Hall
Mistress of Ceremonies: Cynthia McFadden
• Video tribute to Katharine Hepburn
8:30 p.m., Tiers overlooking Commonwealth Plaza