Educating the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Asia
A Luncheon Presentation by CAROL CHRIST, President, Smith College
A recent study in the US shows that graduates of women's colleges are disproportionately well-represented as leaders in nearly every field. While only a small minority of the college-educated population study at women's colleges, one-third of women board members of Fortune 1000 companies are graduates of single sex institutions. Why is this? What is the experience in Asia? What is being done in this region to groom the next generation of women leaders? Are governments, businesses and educational institutions actively developing future leaders? How do cultural and social conventions influence the rise of women? How can women leaders empower and nurture one another?
A recognized leader in higher education, Carol Christ is the 10th president of Smith College, which has been educating global women leaders for over a century. She joined Smith College in 2002 after a 30-year career in teaching and administration at the University of California, Berkeley, culminating in her appointment as executive vice chancellor. As president, she continues to teach on science and literature and on the arts. She was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 in recognition of her accomplishments in higher education. President Christ is a graduate of Douglass College and received her Ph.D. from Yale University.
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