Eighteen years ago, when Maura George Simpson ’01 considered joining the leadership of Cloister Inn, she initially saw herself as a vice president.
“I wouldn’t have run for president myself,” she said. “I tried to have one of my [male] friends run — I was going to put him up and run for vice president.”
Then, one of Simpson’s older female friends, who she described as vocal and strong, encouraged her to run. Simpson went for it.