TV Host, Author & Political Commentator
Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Committed to diversifying American journalism, she hosted the award winning television show Melissa Harris-Perry from 2012-2016 on MSNBC.
First Female U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral
A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Navy, Michelle Howard was the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral and the first woman to be appointed to the position of vice chief of naval operations.