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Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

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PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO HIGH INTEREST IN THIS EVENT, WE HAVE MOVED TO THE LARGER VENUE OF OAK WEST AT TRESIDDER UNION - THIS IS NEXT DOOR TO THE ORIGINAL VENUE AT THE HUMANITIES CENTER.  CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

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Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man’s world?

Debora L. Spar spent most of her life avoiding feminism. Raised after the tumult of the ’60s, she presumed that the gender war was over; she swore to young women that yes, they could have it all. “We thought we could glide into the new era with babies, board seats, and husbands in tow,” she writes. “We were wrong.”

Spar should know. One of the first women professors at Harvard Business School, she went on to have three children and became the chair of her department. Now she’s the president of Barnard College, arguably the most important all-women school in the country, an institution firmly committed to feminism.

Please join us for this exciting book talk which is part of the Clayman Institute's event series - Redesigning and Redefining Work.  Books will be available for sale before and after the event and Spar will do a brief book signing following the event.  This is event is free and open to all.

http://wonderwomenthebook.com/

Speakers

  • Debora Spar
    • President, Barnard College
    Debora L. Spar became the seventh president of Barnard College on July 1, 2008. Since her arrival at the College, Spar has been a vocal proponent of women’s education and leadership, spearheading initiatives that include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnard’s Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile...