The fall 2019 issue of Pepperdine Magazine celebrates dynamic, empowered, and empowering women across the university who are shifting cultural landscapes, shaping and reshaping industries, and innovating in powerful and purposeful ways. The cover story featuring 32 outstanding women in leadership honors alumnae of all five schools and highlights their journeys to success, both in their personal lives and in their careers. Further exploring the theme, Pepperdine scholars and alumnae reveal how stories told by women, about women, validate both women’s experiences and their authority in their respective fields. This issue also highlights the trailblazing work of Ann Gladys (EdD ’14), a pioneer in the virtual workspace landscape, who shares her expertise in managing digital offices, and Mandy Smoker Broaddus ('97), the first Native American woman to serve as Montana’s poet laureate, who discusses her experiences as an education and social justice advocate.

Features

Selected from nearly 500 nominations of alumnae from across the Pepperdine community, these 32 outstanding women in leadership understand the power that confidence has on their journeys to success
Pepperdine scholars and alumnae reveal how stories told by women, about women, validate both women’s experiences and their authority in their respective fields
In the competitive world of college sports, Pepperdine’s thoughtfully developed resources support the unique challenges faced by student-athletes

Snapshot

Meet the six familiar figures that make NSO a memorable experience for the more than 800 incoming students and their family members at the beginning of each academic year.
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Campus Notes

Explore fun facts about Pepperdine University

November 1, 2018  | 1 min read
A psychologist brings her A game to Pepperdine as the University’s first-ever athletics counselor

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Campus Notes

Explore fun facts about Pepperdine University.

Inside Voices

“One of the most powerful experiences of transformation is being seen and heard.”

The Cut

Seven innovative and influential members of the Pepperdine community share their valuable insights about the wisdom they’ve gained throughout their leadership journeys.

Moments

"The world needs more Pepperdine in it. Our mandate? Our unique gift to the world? . . . is our students.” —President Jim Gash

Editor’s Letter

What words come to mind when pondering women in leadership? To reduce a woman’s contributions to the world to a handful of impact words would limit the tapestry of dynamic skills, talents, and abilities that women have been endowed with.