Professor Emerita Kristin Linklater passed away at the end of last week. She was in her home on the Orkney Islands, where she went to live and teach after retiring from the Theatre Program and the School of the Arts in 2014. She was a legendary master teacher whose unique voice training techniques have influenced generations of actors and educators. I was always inspired by her brilliance, depth and fierceness. She was a great advocate for women artists and for women in leadership roles as well. Together with Andrea Haring we developed a program called “Taking the Stage” for the Global Leadership Fellows of the World Economic Forum. It was such a success that we have been doing that program for more than a decade—bringing the importance of theatre, art, play, spontaneity, and voice to the concept of leadership.