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Julie Zeilinger '15 on why young women shy away from leading

On Forbes.com, Julie Zeilinger '15 responds to the question, Why do young women shy away from leading?An excerpt:

"Throughout my entire high school career, and even in my college years, I have watched intelligent, motivated and capable young women shy away from leadership positions. Considering that the concept of leading anything was unimaginable to most of our grandmothers, and considering the hard work feminists did in the 70s to assure my generation of women the right to take our seat at the table, it can be beyond disheartening and frustrating to watch young women look these positions in the face and turn in the opposite direction. Clearly we don’t face the type of sexism our grandmothers did, so why do so many of us fail to lead? Are we selfish or ungrateful for the work of the women who came before us? Not quite."

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