Featured Womens’ Stories
Countless women and men who participate or staff Road Scholar programs have made a difference in the world. We’ve created this space to share stories of Road Scholar women whose examples of passion, courage, leadership and perseverance captivated us. Get ready to be inspired.
T. Dianne Harris
Road Scholar Instructor & Civil Rights Activist
A local of Selma, Alabama, Dianne was 15 years old when she became an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. She joined several marches, was arrested twice and was struck by a cattle prod. Dianne Harris shares her experiences as a freedom fighter with Road Scholars on Heart of the Civil Rights Movement (Program #22657).
Barbara Linell Glaser
Co-Founder of Great Camp Sagamore, Conservationist, Preservationist & Civic Leader
As co-founding director of Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks, Barbara helped design many of the 11 learning adventures that Road Scholars still enjoy there today. Her position at Great Camp Sagamore ignited passions at the age of 27 for conservation and preservation that fueled a life of civic engagement and leadership over the next 40 years.
Donna A. Kimura
Road Scholar Participant & Founding Mother of Title IX
“It was a matter of put up or shut up,” says Donna Kimura, a member of the staff who developed girls’ sports in the district and was later recruited to create the structure that would become the new Title IX legislation for the State of California. “We helped set the stage, the document was written and the women’s hockey team won at the Olympics.”