Women and Ambition

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

 

 

A panel of renowned authors and experts discussed why there are still so few women leaders in business and politics as well as other questions: Are women opting out or are their aspirations being undermined? Why don't more women run for public office? Do men and women compete differently or do they basically want the same things for their careers?

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Place: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
300 Madison Avenue (corner of 42nd Street)
New York, NY

Welcome: Linda Basch, President, National Council for Research on Women Jennifer W. Allyn, Managing Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Panelists:

  • Anna Fels, Psychiatrist and author of Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women's Changing Lives
  • Myra Hart, Harvard Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship and co-author of Assuming Control about the career and personal paths of professional women
  • Marsha Simms, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Lise Vesterlund, Associate Professor and Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh; co-author of the study "Do Women Shy Away from Competition? Do Men Compete too Much?"
  • Marie WIlson, President of The White House Project and author of Closing the Leadership Gap

Moderated by: Jennifer W. Allyn, Managing Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 

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