Duckworth and Hamilton Are Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

Angela Duckworth (l), Marci Hamilton

Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Marci Hamilton, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice, were recently selected as 2019 Daughters of Pennsylvania. They and the other 2019 honorees were recognized at ceremony hosted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. 

Since 1949, the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania and the Governor’s Office have recognized outstanding women for their extraordinary service and contributions to Pennsylvania. Distinguished Daughters honors women whose professional and philanthropic work has earned regional, statewide, or national recognition and provides value to the public.

Duckworth is Co-director the Behavior Change for Good Initiative and Wharton People Analytics, as well as Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit that provides actionable, science-based advice to parents and teachers. Her book, Grit, was a New York Times best seller and she was a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

Hamilton, L’88, is the Founder, CEO, and Academic Director of CHILD USA, a non-profit dedicated to interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to prevent child abuse and neglect. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, she is the leading expert on clergy sex abuse and advocate for the elimination of child sex abuse statutes of limitations.


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