The Hesburgh Women of Impact initiative, named in honor of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh’s transformational legacy, was created to emphasize all the good that women have done and can continue to do for Notre Dame. Fr. Ted was President of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987 (among many other things). He was the one who decided that women should be admitted at Notre Dame in 1972.
The Hesburgh Women of Impact initiative has three primary objectives: To recognize and celebrate female leaders of Notre Dame; To empower, nurture, and develop future female leaders within the University; To invite philanthropic support of the mission of Our Lady’s University in a personal, inspiring, and impactful manner.
About fifty people from the Hesburgh Woman of Impact, accompanied by Fr. Edward Malloy, CSC, President Emeritus of Notre Dame, were in Paris 8 days ago to support the Notre-Dame Women’s Basketball team. They took the opportunity to spend an afternoon in Le Mans to discover the Shrine of Blessed Basile Moreau, the city and the cathedral of Le Mans.