PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced that Callie Crossley is the recipient of the 2017 Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 Award for Women’s Leadership, presented by the Women’s Institute at Chatham University. Ms. Crossley will visit Chatham University to accept the award and give a presentation entitled “Unreality Check: Journalism in the Era of Fake News” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7PM, in Eddy Theater on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus. The event is free of charge with registration. To register for the event, please visit www.chatham.edu/cwi/events.
Ms. Crossley is a radio host and frequent commentator on WBGH in Boston, NPR, Beat the Press, and Basic Black. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, NECN’s Broadside, CNN’s Reliable Sources, On the Media, the PBS NewsHour, and PRI’s The Takeaway. She was formerly a producer for ABC News 20/20. Crossley produced Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, earning her an Oscar nomination and an Emmy Award.
About the Hollander Award
The Hollander Award for Women in Leadership biannually recognizes a woman leader who has made significant contributions to her community and who serves as an exemplary role model for other women. Part of the award includes a funded visit to the Chatham campus, allowing the recipient the opportunity to meet with students and help them appreciate and explore the potential contributions they can make to society. Past recipients include Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn.org; Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky; The Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin; and The Honorable Monica McWilliams, member of the Northern Ireland Parliament and co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party.
The Hollander Women’s Leadership Fund was established by Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 and Thomas Hollander, Esq. to support initiatives that encourage the preparation of Chatham women as public leaders by bringing outstanding women leaders to the campus and funding an annual student award for an experiential opportunity in leadership development. Previous student activities include attendance at the Beijing Women’s Conference and internships with the Gore Presidential Campaign and in the Irish Parliament.