“As the father of two daughters, President Obama wanted to speak to some of America’s next generation of women leaders,” a White House official said.
Obama to Address Class of 2012 Graduates and Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction
By Helen Drinan
In a few short months, thousands of newly minted college graduates will leave Boston with dreams of future success. According to the U.S. Census, more than half of these students will be women; and according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Co, if we check back with these women in several years, they will not have attained the same level of success as their male counterparts.
Barnard students participated in discussion with Oprah and Steinem, parts of which will air on Oprah's new series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
Distinguished Economist to Lead Barnard's Faculty