December 16, 2019 – The Harvard Club of Boston today announced that Diane Paulus, the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker at its Boston’s Most Influential Women Gala on February 12, 2020. Held every other year, the 2020 event will recognize seven women chosen for their demonstrated leadership, achievements, influence and mentorship in business, law, healthcare, STEM, philanthropy, academia, and the arts.
Keynote speaker Diane Paulus was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). Her production of Jagged Little Pill—developed and premiered at A.R.T., is currently playing on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre and was recently named a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Her productions have won multiple Tony Awards. She is a graduate of Harvard College, class of 1988.
“There are few leaders in the arts that are more dynamic, innovative and visionary than Diane Paulus. She has been an outstanding member of our arts and culture community, and her perspective will inspire great conversation with the audience,” said Karen Van Winkle, former Harvard Club of Boston president, the first female president in the Club’s history, who serves on the nominating committee for this prestigious event.
The honorees to be recognized at this event will be announced in January 2020.
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About the Harvard Club of Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston is a private club established in 1908 to encourage the social, intellectual and athletic interests of our members, to promote the welfare of Harvard University, to assist students with financial aid, and to foster the Harvard Spirit in all Harvard men and women. The organization maintains two clubhouses: one in the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, and one in the Financial District. Members of the Club have access to exclusive events, dining opportunities, and athletic facilities in the two locations. With approximately 5,000 members, the Harvard Club is one of the City’s premier private clubs and has been named a Platinum Club of America and a Platinum Club of the World.