February 4, 2014: Lunch with Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, and activist, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues.”
February 7, 2014: 5th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop co-sponsored by the Berger Institute, the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance. The workshop will take place from 11:30 am-4 pm at the Athenaeum and will feature keynote speaker Michelle Bauman ’89 in addition to a networking reception and roundtable discussion. For more information, click here to view the flyer and here to RSVP.
February 11, 2014: Rebecca Jo Plant, author of Mom: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America. Plant is currently an associate professor in the History Department at the University of California, San Diego. Recently, she has been researching and writing about the psychological, social and political consequences of war in the nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S.
February 13, 2014: Kathy DeBoer, at noon in the Athenaeum. Ms. DeBoer is currently Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and the author of Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently. DeBoer examines many of the non-physical differences between the sexes (their values and fears, conversation, behavior, psychological adjustment, etc.), then helps define these and other variables as they relate to gender differences in both competitive play and competitive work environments. Finally, DeBoer offers detailed suggestions on how men and women can communicate, understand, and ultimately overcome their differences.
Thursday, March 6, 2014: Film producer Sarah Johnson Redlich at the Athenaeum. Ms. Redlich was the Executive Producer on such films as Miss Representation, which explores the portrayal of women in the media and how it diminishes the influence of women in the public sphere, The Invisible War, and the upcoming The Mask You Live In, which asks: as a society, how are we failing our boys? To register for dinner, please click here. Talk at 6:45pm is free and open to all. Miss Representation will be screening throughout the afternoon of March 6th in Freeberg Lounge in the Athenaeum.