Speaker Series

Alliance of Women Philanthropists Speaker Series

Jameela Jamil Headshot
Jameela Jamil will be the next featured speaker for the Alliance of Women Philanthropists Annual Speaker Series.

Out of an abundance of caution, LMU has made the difficult decision to postpone the intimate conversation with Jameela Jamil. The university has been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on a daily basis and is working diligently to safeguard the health and well-being of our community. 

You can find the latest LMU updates here.

Stay tuned for a new date announcement.

Featured Guest Speaker Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. Jamil can currently be seen starring as Tahani in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe-nominated series for NBC, “The Good Place,” where she stars opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. In addition, she hosts the TBS game show “The Misery Index.” 

In 2020 Jamil will be seen in the Disney series “Mira, Royal Detective” with an all-Indian cast that includes Freida Pinto and Kal Penn.

Jamil is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and activism platform called iWeigh, a community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism. Through original content, editorial and podcasts, the platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalized groups.

Jamil has also appeared on various talk shows including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, The Talk, GMA, The Today Show, Seth Meyers to name a few. She has also appeared on various fashion and editorial publications such as Glamour, Vogue UK, Elle, In Style, Allure, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Stylist.

Annual Speaker Series

The Alliance of Women Philanthropists Speaker Series was created to engage the LMU community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents) in discussions about timely and important societal issues. The Speaker Series is open to the public.

Busy Philipps
2019 Speaker: Busy Philipps
New York Times best-selling author, actress, television host and former LMU student.
Gretchen Carlson, speaking for the Alliance of Women Philanthropists Inaugural Speaker Series
2018 Speaker: Gretchen Carlson
Television journalist, best-selling author and tireless advocate for women in the workplace.