The Women for OSU annual symposium is a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about philanthropic decision making and leadership. Women for OSU celebrates members of the OSU family who display leadership in philanthropy by naming the Philanthropist of the Year and awarding scholarships to outstanding OSU students.
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Deborah Norville is a two-time Emmy© winner and New York Times best-selling author. She is known to millions as anchor of “Inside Edition,” the nation’s top rated syndicated news magazine. Norville has also authored a number of books including the New York Times best seller, “Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU,” followed by “Power of Respect,” detailing the measurable benefits that result from respectful behavior. In 2016, Norville, the longest serving anchor on American television, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.
The University of Georgia alumna is a member of the Council for Foreign Relations, the Women’s Forum of New York, and Women Corporate Directors. She regularly addresses business and community groups and is active with a number of charities including the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Norville is also a Director of the Viacom Corporation where she serves on the Compensation Committee.
A sought-after lecturer, Norville speaks with candor and humor about dealing with life’s curves and juggling a career and motherhood. She is married to Karl Wellner and is the mother of three children.
Abduction survivor, author, activist and communicator for hope after tragedy
Founder and CEO of FEED, Model
Motivational speaker and philanthropist
Educator, motivational speaker and Oprah's "favorite guest of all-time"
Social psychologist and author
TV host, author and cancer survivor
Former First Lady
Academy Award-winner and activist
Financial editor, author and TV host
Actress, activist, author and philanthropist
Co-chair and president of the NoVo Foundation
Author, reporter and TV host
Founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Six-time Olympic track and field medalist