10th Anniversary Speaker Series: Debora Spar
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Location: 35K - Great Room - GR
Free and open to the public.
As part of our 10th Anniversary speaker series, The Bay School is honored and delighted to host the inaugural speaker for the year, Dr. Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and former Harvard Business School professor.
This book should be required for young women, their parents & their future employers.
- Author Estelle B. Freedman
Debora 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."
: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection" is Spar's story and the culture's. Armed with reams of new research, she examines how women's lives have - and have not - changed over the past forty years. The challenges confronting women are more complex than ever. They're problems that come inherently and inevitably from being female. Yet they're falling on generations of women who grew up believing that none of these things are supposed to matter now.