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Self-Worth can blossom - or be destroyed - in the classroom

on Fri, 2016-12-30 14:31

As an inspired teacher and now Director of Education at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Dena Simmons teaches us so much, especially about what we thought we 'knew.'  Congratulations on your TED talk live at Town Hall I was lucky enough to attend last fall that's already been viewed by over 450,000 people. My New Year's hope and prayer: your incredible talk (and walk,too, by the way!) might transform hundreds of thousands children's lives. 

December 2016

Medusa May Surprise You

on Mon, 2016-11-07 10:37

The culture of blame the victim begins with the mythological figure, Medusa.

Hunter Celebrates Early Suffrage Movement

on Sun, 2016-01-17 20:24

Last week I joined many other Hunter alumna (including one from the class of '46!) to marvel at the ingenuity, passion and commitment of the early leaders in the suffrage movement. Inspiring and fun! President Jennifer Raab, Congreswoman Carolyn Maloney and other prominent New Yorkers, told fascinating stories and reminded us of how hard this path toward equality can be!

Grant to Grab the Torch July 2014 program

on Sat, 2014-10-18 20:53

These five Westover girls were captivated listening to Crystal Pemberton, the guest speaker (far right), and greatly enjoyed their week at Grab the Torch! A grant from the Principle Quest Foundation provided funds to underwrite their attendance.

Culture Trumps the Best of Intentions?

on Sat, 2014-02-15 14:16

Culture is the way we think, act and interact...

Not such great news on how our culture is doing on advancing women into positions of leadership on corporate boards. "In the U.S., women occupied just 16.9% of board seats at Fortune 500 companies last year, ...a figure that has barely budged over the previous eight years."

Is it time to change the game, the dealer or the cards?


Double Standards Revealed in One Minute

on Wed, 2013-12-11 23:01

Amazing that a video can show exactly what the problems are in just one minute! How might we resolve these issues? What can each of us do today to change this?

Harvard Experiment in Gender Bias Produces Amazing Results

on Fri, 2013-09-13 10:40

Jodi Kantor's article describing the Harvard Business School's experiment is riveting. The results are stunning, and the grumbling from men on the HBS faculty and male students not surprising. When in history have those in power and holding the influence ever volunteered to relinquish their power and influence? Holding on is human nature, and yet these changes – so remarkable and transforming – might they take hold?

How Might Unseen Barriers Be Overcome?

on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:07

How might a corporate culture tackle these unseen barrier to women rising in the corporation? Three academics suggest solutions after first stunning the reader with just how deeply ingrained and intractable these barriers are.