Jill Ker Conway (1934 – 2018). Australian-American scholar and author. Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain, she also was Smith College's first woman president (1975-1985) and most recently served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project. She was a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.
- "... said Conway, who is slim and elegant with short reddish-blond hair and bright blue eyes."
- "At 40, Mrs. Conway is red‐haired and slender to the fachionable degree of looking fragile." https://www.nytimes.com/…/smiths-first-woman-president-anti…