Nike and MIT’s Political Science Department announced the establishment of the Jill Ker Conway Fellowship Fund. The fund, was created with a $700,000 gift from Nike in honor of Ms. Jill Ker Conway. Conway is the former President of Smith College as well as a member of Nike’s Board of Directors for more than 24 years.  The  fellowship will provide support for one doctoral student as a way to help spotlight  women’s rights in the global workplace, a cause  Conway has worked to elevate throughout her career.

“I am thrilled this Fellowship program will begin in the Fall.  It will be the fulfillment of a dream which began for me as a graduate student when I decided to write a doctoral dissertation on the history of women’s access to higher education,” said Jill Ker Conway. ”