A Special Tribute To Justice Sandra Day O’Connor


Seneca Women, in partnership with Cornell Law School's Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, iCivics and the Virtue Foundation, was pleased to present the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum: A Special Tribute to Sandra Day O'Connor, with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

She grew up on a remote cattle ranch, led her class as a top law student and eventually was appointed to the US Supreme Court.
Learn about Sandra Day O’Connor’s remarkable life in this video.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives tribute at Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum

Three women Supreme Court Justices join Sandra Day O’Connor at Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum

Sandra Day O’Connor: A Trailblazer and My Mentor

Following the retired justice’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, our co-founder, Kim Azzarelli writes about getting advice ranging from
the role women must play in public life to how to dress. 

Image Gallery From the Justice O’Connor Tribute Award Ceremony


The Exemplary Life of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

From Cowgirl to the Supreme Court


Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, has led a life of purpose—one that is a shining example of dedication, fairness and perseverance. That is why Seneca Women has partnered with iCivics—the digital, game-based civics curriculum for American school children—to produce a lesson segment based on Justice O’Connor’s life. You can get a preview below; for the full, interactive lesson, go to www.icivics.org/our-founder

Click on the Images Below to Explore the Life of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

1930  - The Lazy B Ranch

1930 - The Lazy B Ranch

1957  - A Career in Law and Public Service

1957 - A Career in Law and Public Service

1948  - College Life

1948 - College Life

1981  - Making History

1981 - Making History

1952  - Her First Job

1952 - Her First Job

2009  - iCivics—and Beyond

2009 - iCivics—and Beyond

Women in Alzheimer’s Research Fund


The recent news of Justice O’Connor’s diagnosis is a reminder that no mind, however powerful, is immune to dementia or Alzheimer’s—and that women bear a double burden from these conditions. Not only are women predominantly the caretakers for those with Alzheimer’s—as Justice O'Connor was when she stepped down from the Court to care for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted husband—but women are themselves more likely to have the disease: Women account for two-thirds of the 5.7 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s, yet Alzheimer's outsized impact on women remains under-examined.

Support research led by a female clinician-scientist from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center focused on biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, with a special interest in understanding women’s increased risk and developing novel therapies.