Talking Leadership: Conversations with Powerful Women / Edition 1

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The Leaders Featured in Talking Leadership:
  • Peggy Antrobus—prize-winning economist and founding director of the Women and Development Unit at the University of West Indies.
  • Susan Berresford—first woman president of the Ford Foundation.
  • Mildred Dresselhaus—first tenured woman faculty member in the engineering school, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and National Medal of Science winner.
  • Antonia Hernandez—president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
  • bell hooks—author of numerous books, including Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self Recovery and Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism.
  • Lois Juliber—executive vice president and chief of operations, developed markets, at Colgate-Palmolive Company.
  • Karen Nussbaum—director, Working Women's Department, the first women's unit with the AFL-CIO.
  • Jacqueline Pitanguy—former president of Brazil's National Council for Women's Right.
  • Anna Quindlen—Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, bestselling author and social critic.
  • Nafis Sadik—executive director, United Nations Population Fund.
  • Patricia Schroeder—twenty-four-year Democratic veteran in the US Congress and C.E.O, Association of American Publishers.
  • Ruth Simmons—first African American and third woman president of Smith College.
  • Christine Todd Whitman—first woman governor of New Jersey.
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Interviews with 13 women, in areas ranging from philanthropy to politics and from business to academia, present a thought-provoking look at differences and commonalities in the lives and leadership approaches of women committed to social change. Beyond personal details and anecdotes, conversations capture a variety of experiences and insights reflecting what it's like to be a woman and a major leader in America at the close of the 20th century. Hartman is a professor and director for the Institute of Women's Leadership at Douglass College, Rutgers University. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813525600
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Peggy Antrobus 29
Susan Berresford 45
Mildred Dresselhaus 65
Antonia Hernandez 79
Bell Hooks 99
Lois Juliber 117
Karen Nussbaum 135
Jacqueline Pitanguy 157
Anna Quindlen 175
Nafis Sadik 201
Patricia Schroeder 217
Ruth J. Simmons 237
Christine Todd Whitman 257
Notes 279
About the Interviewers 283
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