Barnard President Debora Spar on Women, Power, and Perfection

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Barnard College President Debora Spar discusses how American women’s lives have—and have not—changed over the past 50 years. In Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, she draws on her own personal experience as one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and as a mother of three. She also describes that the challenges confronting women are more complex than ever, and these challenges come inherently and inevitably from being female.