2019 Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. 
Wilson College, Main Green (if rain - Laird Hall)

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Saturday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall

2019 Commencement Speaker

Recognized for her legal and business acumen, as well as her work on behalf of women and equality issues, Clorox Executive Vice President and General Counsel Laura Stein will address the graduating class at the 149th annual Wilson College commencement ceremony. 

Stein has been executive vice president and general counsel of The Clorox Co. since 2015. The following year, she was given additional responsibility for corporate affairs. Stein, who speaks six languages, is responsible for global legal, compliance, communications, corporate responsibility/ESG, community affairs, enterprise risk management, internal audit, crisis management/business continuity, security and government affairs matters for Clorox. Before joining Clorox, she was senior vice president and general counsel at the H. J. Heinz Co.

Stein’s work has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association, which has given her its Margaret Brent Award─the organization’s highest award for women. She has also received the Legal Momentum Women of Achievement Award, Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award, Ted Craig Humanitarian Award and Corporate Board Member America’s Top General Counsel Recognition Award. The National Law Journal named Stein as one of the 20 most influential general counsel in America.