Born or bred, women leaders still remain less the rule than the exception, commanding our curiosity and attention. What brought them to the pinnacle of their professions? Intense focus, the guidance of an enlightened mentor, networks of other professionals, sheer ambition combined with a sharp intellect, a talent for taking chances, or all of the above? In conjunction with the launch of The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, we asked five outstanding alumnae leaders in a variety of professions about their careers, leadership styles, and shortlists of leadership requirements. Read on and see if you agree.
Teaching in middle and high schools, pursuing advanced degrees, joining the ranks of administrators or journalists...Barnard alumnae share their insights about professional choices
Virginia Hall and Juliet Poyntz led very different lives during and after Barnard. They had one thing in common—they were both spies.
Alumnae explore & learn
Slideshow of reunion 2010
How to banish nervousness and insecurity
Reunion offers an opportunity for the alumnae association to recognize especially distinguished graduates who have achieved renown in their professions, or contributed their time and talents selflessly on behalf of Barnard as volunteers.