A Kansas University alumna named most powerful woman in the world by Fortune magazine will return Friday to her alma mater.
Cynthia Carroll is the first female chief executive of Anglo American, one of the world's largest independent mining companies.
She will receive the KU geology department's Haworth Award and will meet with students at the School of Business.
She earned a master's in geology at KU in 1982.
Carroll also will speak about the role and responsibility of the multinational corporation at 3 p.m. in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium. A reception will follow.
At 10:30 a.m. Carroll will participate in a media roundtable discussion in the Hall Center Conference Hall.
Fortune ranked Carroll No. 1 on its International Power 50, a list of women who "stand out in what remain male-dominated industries."
Forbes described Carroll as "a powerhouse in the world of commodities, a sector crucial to the world's economy. And within the corridors of world governments she is a force to be reckoned with."