Women Who Lead: Colleges Put Health Pioneers at the Helm

Three of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning are now led by women with broad accomplishments in health-related fields. Elizabeth Bradley, Vassar College’s newly appointed president, has helped to strengthen health systems around the world; Paula Johnson, president of Wellesley College, has special expertise in women’s health and gender biology; Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College, is an authority on child development and developmental psychology. In conversation with these trailblazers, learn what promotes success and what it takes for women to lead in health and education.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

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