Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Debora Spar, Louise Mirrer (moderator)
Sat, February 8th, 2014 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $28)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–11 am: Discussion

Over fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963 with an aim to rectify the imbalances between women and men in the workforce. But how far have women really come? Debora Spar, the president of one of the most esteemed all-women schools in the nation, examines the difficult choices and enduring challenges that continue to confront women today.


Debora Spar is president of Barnard College and a director of Goldman Sachs. She is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. For more information on President Spar and her book Wonder Women, please visit wonderwomenthebook.comLouise Mirrer (moderator) is President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society and former CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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