New course explores women as leaders

A new course co-taught by Professor Michelle Duguid and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, is taking a multi- faceted approach to learning about women and leadership that includes a lineup of top executive guest speakers.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, will tackle the issues surrounding work-life balance in her visit to the class, Oct. 27. On Oct. 28, Olin is co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Slaughter in conjunction with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs and the St. Louis Business Journal in Emerson Auditorium.

Dr. Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009–2011 she served as director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to her government service, Dr. Slaughter was the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from 2002–2009 and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School from 1994-2002.

The guest speaker list for Women and Leadership, OB 500B:

David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson
Kathy Button Bell, VP and CMO, Emerson

Work-Life Balance
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation

Persuasion and Influence Strategies
Kathy Cramer, Founder and Managing Partner, The Cramer Institute

Mary Anne Sedey, Partner, Sedey Harper, P.C.
Francine Katz, Consultant and Former Chief Communications Officer Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Building Alliances: Networking, Mentoring and Sponsorship
Jill Barad, Former Chairman and CEO, Mattel

Managing Your Personal Brand
Phebe Farrow Port, SVP, Global Management Strategies; SVP and Chief of Staff Executive Management Initiatives, Estee Lauder Companies


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