Centennial Speaker Series: Margot Lee Shetterly


Best-selling author, Margot Lee Shetterly

In this inaugural installment of the McIntire School’s Centennial Speaker Series, Margot Lee Shetterly (McIntire '91), best-selling author and Visiting Scholar to the Schools of Commerce and Engineering, will describe her unique career path; explore the historical contributions of African-Americans; and discuss history, technology, race, gender, work identity, and social mobility during an intimate conversation with fellow Commerce alumna Heidi Connal (McIntire '94).

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

McIntire Centennial Speaker Series
In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2021, the McIntire School proudly presents the Centennial Speaker Series, thought-provoking keynotes and conversations featuring visionaries in business—and beyond. Representing a wide range of industries across private and public sectors, the series will offer relevant and insightful perspectives at the intersection of leadership and business. Speakers will reflect the rich diversity of the McIntire learning community and the rapidly changing global business landscape.

About Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly is the Author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Hidden Figures was named a top book of 2016 by TIME magazine and Publishers Weekly, and in 2017 it was awarded Best Nonfiction Book at the NAACP Image Awards and Best Book at the National Academies of Sciences Communication Awards. Shetterly was an Executive Producer for the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of Hidden Figures, and her research has been supported by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She and her husband, writer Aran Shetterly, live in Charlottesville, VA.

About Heidi Connal
Heidi Connal, Managing Partner at Vast Sky Leadership, is a seasoned executive, adviser, and coach with 25 years of experience building insightful, high-performing leaders, teams, and organizations in rapidly changing environments. Connal is a global expert in emotional intelligence and change management, providing leadership and consulting expertise for impactful organizations, including Salesforce, Bank of America, American Express, the United Nations, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.